Aging Well Expo Features Speakers Offering Tips on Health, Travel, Finance and More

Arlington’s annual Aging Well Expo is almost here and we’ve got some great speakers and panels lined up to provide you with important tips and information about how to live your best life here in The American Dream City.

The Aging Well Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. This free event, a coordinated effort of the City of Arlington, Tarrant County, and many community sponsors, is expected to feature more than 125 vendors, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, housing resources, information on volunteering in the community, educational presentations and more.

Speakers and Panels

9:15-9:45 a.m. Session 1

  • Topic: When Medicine and Physical Therapy Are Not Enough: Hip and Knee Joint Pain
    Presented by: Vibin Kuriaskose, P.A.-C; Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
    Overview: Discover options to address hip & knee joint pain as well as in-depth advances & modern-day developments in total hip & total knee surgeries.

9:15-9:45 a.m. Session 2

  • Topic: Rideshare in Arlington
    Presented by: Alicia Winkelblech, City of Arlington; and Obinna Emenike, Via Representative
    Overview: Learn how to use the City’s new on-demand rideshare program, Via.

9:15-9:45 a.m. Session 3

  • Topic: Exercise for Improved Living
    Presented by: Brett Hargrove, Orange Theory; and Judy Northup, Curves
    Overview: Find out the benefits of heart rate based training by Orange Theory and how to stay active after 50.

10-10:30 a.m. Session 1

  • Topic: Living Your Best Life
    Presented by: Dr. Tricia Elliott, MD, FAAFP; John Peter Smith Health Network
    Overview: Staying active and living your best life as you age, from a medical doctor’s perspective.  Learn more about innovation and research at JPS Health Network.

10-10:30 a.m. Session 2

  • Topic: Travel Adventures
    Presented by: Sharon Refuge, My Memorable Travel; Monte Neece, Senior Getaways
    Overview: Top 5 affordable travel destinations and top 5 adventure destinations.

10-10:30 a.m. Session 3

  • Topic: Senior Living Options
    Presented by: Ingrid and John Sullivan; Senior Downsizing Experts
    Overview: Seniors have more housing options than ever before, and navigating choices can be overwhelming.  Hear an overview of housing options for those 55+ and get answers to common questions about senior living in Arlington and North Texas.

10:45-11:15 a.m. Session 1

  • Topic: Crypto-currency 101
    Presented by: Gary Leland; Author and Entrepreneur
    Overview: Arlington resident and Bitcoin enthusiast Gary Leland presents Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in an easy to understand presentation.  If you are wondering what Bitcoin is, or just want to know more about the 1,500 different cryptocurrencies, this may be just the session for you.

10:45-11:15 a.m. Session 2

  • Topic: How to Select a Health Care Proxy if You’re a Solo Senior
    Presented by: Carol Marak, Aging Alone Expert at
    Overview: Long-term care planning is not only essential, it demands complex thinking and is especially true for picking a surrogate or executor of a will, power of attorney for healthcare, and financial matters or other tasks. Learn what to ask and how to decide.

10:45-11:15 a.m. Session 3

  • Topic: Life-Long Learning in Arlington
    Presented by: Melissa Jeffrey, Arlington Public Library
    Overview: Something is Happening Here (at the library!). From genealogy and basic computer classes to painting canvas and 3D printing, find out how you can connect with library resources for lifelong learning.

11:30 a.m.-noon 

  • Topic: Welcome to the City of Arlington’s 2018 Aging Well Expo!
    Presented by: The Honorable Jeff Williams, City of Arlington Mayor
    Overview: Join Mayor Williams as he welcomes attendees and guests.  The Mayor will speak about several special initiatives for seniors in Arlington and introduce the Aging Well Premier Sponsors.

12:15-1:15 p.m. 

  • Topic: Keynote:  Dave Lieber’s Watchdog Nation: Bite Back When Businesses and Scammers Do You Wrong
    Presented by: David Lieber, Certified Professional Speaker
    Overview: Become a super-consumer by becoming a citizen of Watchdog Nation. Spend a fun hour with The Dallas Morning News Watchdog as he shows you the latest tips and secret maneuvers to protect yourself for the rest of your life.

1:30-2 p.m. Session 1

  • Topic: New housing for seniors in Arlington
    Presented by: Mindy Cochran, Arlington Housing Authority; Brett Johnson and Bridget Snodgrass, Overland Property Group
    Overview: Learn about new housing being built in Arlington over the next two years to meet the needs of older adults.

1:30-2 p.m. Session 2

  • Topic: Creating a Win-Win Solution When Resolving Disputes
    Presented by: Jacquelyn Flynt, J.D.; Executive Director
    Overview: Resolve conflicts out of court through mediation services for all types of disputes:  landlord-tenant issues, neighborhood conflicts, business conflicts and more.

1:30-2 p.m. Session 3

  • Topic: Keep Your Computers, Your Data and Yourself Secure
    Presented by: Scott Morikawa; Blanco IT Consulting
    Overview: Learn more about virus protection for your computer, as well as protecting yourself from email and telephone scams.

Parking for the Aging Well Expo is free. Want to catch a ride to the expo on Arlington’s new Via on-demand rideshare service? Use code AGINGWELL when booking your first ride on Via and your $3 trip to the Convention Center is free!

Visit to learn more about Via service in Arlington.

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