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Conference set on Issues in Agingcomment (0)

May 7, 2009

The fastest-growing segment of America’s population is senior adults, according to the U.S. Census Bureau population profile.

As a way to minister specifically to that segment of the population and introduce seniors to successful, happy living in their golden years, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, will host the Issues in Aging conference May 15, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m., in its fellowship hall.

“It’s our privilege to place together — in one event, in one place and on one day — numerous topics and issues important to all of us as we age,” said Debbie Moss, minister of health and wellness at the Birmingham Baptist Association church.

Topics to be addressed include legal issues, health care, personal finances, downsizing in life, identity theft, fall prevention, driving and safety concerns, estate planning, housing options and more.

A representative from the Social Security Administration will be available to answer questions. Information stations around the fellowship hall will offer conference attendees the opportunity to speak with other knowledgeable people on a variety of matters.

“Because of today’s economic troubles, seniors are having to face some difficult choices,” explained Dennis Goodwin, Dawson Memorial Baptist’s minister to adults 55 and older.

“At this conference, we can help them make some decisions that will be more productive to their care or the care of their loved ones.”

Senior Pastor Gary Fenton said the conference will assist seniors not only in living longer but also in using their gift of longevity faithfully.

Seating is limited and preregistration is required.

For more information or to register, call Moss at 205-871-7324. Lunch will be provided.     (TAB)

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