WV Bureau of Senior Services

Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference

The 2017 Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference is scheduled May 23–25 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia. Registration information and forms are available. This year's theme is "Age Out Loud."


The late Robert W. Jackson was one of West Virginia’s most recognized senior advocates; he worked tirelessly both in state government and in the private sector to ensure improvements in policy, planning, and services to seniors. In his honor, the Bureau sponsors the Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference each year to provide workshops and activities for seniors from around the state.

The 2016 conference was held May 17–19 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. (Photos are available on the Bureau's Facebook page.) 300 seniors participated in a variety of workshops and health and recreational activities that reflected the theme, "Blaze a Trail." Workshops and activities included:

  • Corn hole
  • Ladder ball
  • Microwave in a mug
  • Division of Environmental Protection - fish display
  • Healthy Steps
  • Line dancing
  • Wii bowling
  • Bingo
  • Vespers
  • Bonfire
  • AEP - ways to save energy
  • Tai Chi
  • Bus and motor coach travel
  • Introduction to computers
  • Matter of Balance fall prevention program
  • Becoming familiar with your smart phone
  • Ice cream social
  • Stay in your home solutions
  • Common sense, life lessons and the important things
  • Medicare fraud
  • Having fun with your smart phone
  • Seated Tai Chi for arthritis
  • ReadyWV - emergency prep
  • Teavana - drink your way to a healthier you
  • Connecting in a digital world
  • Crafts
  • Murder mystery theater
  • Dance, concert
  • Group sing along

For more information on the conference, please contact your local senior center or Robin Strickland at the Bureau of Senior Services at 304-558-3317.

Updated 5/24/16