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The annual Governor’s Conference on Aging was created in 1968. This mission is to offer information and education to our older citizens, their families and caregivers. These attendees include elderly, persons with disabilities and caregivers. The conferences cover topics relevant to all people who are dealing with aging and disability issues. As people of all ages gather together, they also learn more about one another and increase their understanding of the problems and emotional stress that we all face as we care for our most vulnerable citizens and grow older ourselves.

This year’s conference will be held Oct. 4-5, at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center in Butte and will be live-streamed across Montana as well. Registration for in-person is $75 per person and $25 for virtual participation.

As part of the conference, they will be hosting a Centenarian Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center in Butte. The cost of the meal and one night stay, if needed, for the Centenarian and one guest will be covered by a sponsorship organization. To reserve your seat at the table, contact Nichole Thennis at 406-444-6061.

Montana has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the nation. During the next 15 years, the percentage of older adults over age 65 will be 25 percent or more of Montana’s total population. Of this group, those aged 100 or older continues to increase each year. Since 2006, we have honored Montana’s Centenarians at the Centenarian Celebration at each conference.

We will be live-streaming the Governor’s Conference on Aging at Roosevelt County’s Wolf Point Senior Center on Octl 4-5. If you would like to join us at no cost to you, call Julie or Alyssa at 406-653-6221 or stop in at 124 Custer St.

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