The Oneida Indian Nation will host the 18th annual “Aging Well: Healing and Hope” conference for American Indians and their caregivers on May 24 and 25 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Conference Center.
The conference workshops will offer a diverse range of topics for participants, from stress-relieving exercise, and an introduction to the medicine wheel teachings, to ways to love our Elders in a respectful, honorable way.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Darryl Tonemah, who will discuss substance abuse within families and communities; and Kara Kaplan, manager of Oneida Nation Behavioral Health Services, who will examine the current drug trends.
The conference will also feature a bus trip to a local mall, Elders panel, healthy cooking demonstrations and social dancing with the Kontiwennenhawi: Akwesasne Women Singers.
Free to American Indian Elders and staff from Indian Nations in New York State that work with American Indian Elders. All others pay $25 registration fee.
For additional conference information, call (315) 829-8155.