Council member Amanda K. Edwards kicked off her second annual empowered you: Senior citizens conference at the Windsor Village Kingdom Center on Thursday, October 25. Almost every seat in the room was filled and over 1,000 seniors were in attendance.
The conference was jammed packed with fun, food, and workshops on topics such as health care, retirement, and how to handle elders in your life diagnosed with dementia. Influential speakers included Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., the regional vice president of AARP and Jane Bavineau, vice president of Sheltering Arms Senior Services. Both guests provided pearls of wisdom on retirement and resources for elders.
“In my role, I always strive to empower residents and equip communities with the tools they need to succeed,” Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards said. “Giving seniors the information they need to make this the best chapter of their lives is what this conference is all about.”
Lunch was provided by Luby’s for a 30-minute lunch break and Bourbon Street Jazz band got the seniors up and moving out of their seats and on to the dance floor. It was a one-stop shop for entertainment, knowledge but most importantly empowerment.
“To see someone take this much time out to dedicate to us today is just heartwarming,” said 60-year-old Jose Moreno. “I wanted to bring my wife with me so we can share this moment together, we are so thankful for being here,” Moreno ended.
Overall the event was dedicated to celebrating the seniors in Houston area who all have laid the bricks for us to be here today. No matter, race, religion, or beliefs the seniors who participated in this conference united
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