22nd Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference, May 3-6

Join the City of Evanston and its residents for three days of fun-filled and health-educational events. There is NO fee to attend any of the events.

Day One: Aging Well Film Night – featuring “Team Dream”

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Location: The Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston 
Register in advance to attend

The 2023 Aging Well Film Night will feature the film Team Dream. In this short documentary film, we meet close friends Ann Smith and Madeline Murphy Rabb in their final days of preparation for the 2022 National Senior Games. While they train, we learn about their lives growing up amid segregation and stigma before breaking boundaries in their adopted hometown Chicago. A decade after joining Team Dream, a Chicago-based organization training women of color in swimming, biking and triathlon, the two women continue to reach goals they never thought possible. When Misha, a former Division I swimmer, helps them with their starts and turns, the women help her find her way outside the pool. The film culminates with Ann and Madeline competing at the games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TEAM DREAM shows you’re never too old to dream. A short discussion will take place immediately after the films. 

Day Two: Aging Well Conference – registration now open

Date: Friday, May 5, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  

Location: The Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston 

This free, half-day conference for older persons and their care partners presents an array of educational workshops on topics including health and wellness, safety, nutrition, technology, legal issues, financial planning, and the arts. 

The conference will open with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a welcome from City of Evanston Mayor, Daniel Biss, and the keynote address by Paula Basta, Director for the Illinois Department on Aging. Conference transportation is available through the Levy Senior Center for individuals who live in Evanston. For more information, please call 847-448-8250.

Attendees are then invited to participate in two workshop sessions. Workshop pre-registration is required and workshop selections will be available on March 20th. The conference will conclude with lunch and a celebration of the Aging Well Award Recipients for 2020 (Susan Cherco) and 2023.  

Day Three: Hoops for the Ages Basketball Tournament 

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9:00 am until 5:00pm
Location: The Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston and Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL

The Hoops for the Ages 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament celebrates playing basketball for life!  Men and women basketball players ranging in age from 40 to 90 from across Chicagoland will compete  at the Robert Crown Community Center and the Levy Senior Center in Evanston.  You are invited to come play or come watch.  

Contact with any questions regarding this tournament

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