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The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg showcase treasures from the Foundation’s collection, which includes more than 67,000 period antiques and works of art and 7,000 pieces of folk art. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
The 24th Annual Healthy Aging Conference will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. (WYDaily file)

WILLIAMSBURG — Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Healthy Aging Conference.

This free event will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, located at 326 Francis St.

This year’s keynote speaker, David Rachal III, Chief Executive Officer and founder of HEALTHFIT, will discuss how making small improvements can make significant impacts on one’s health through his presentation “The Six Dimensions of Wellness.”

The event will feature other topics and speakers, including “Warning Signs – Fraud and Abuse” from Stephanie Edwards of York-Poquoson Social Services and Shawn Smith of Senior Medicare Patrol, “Mental Health Aspects amid COVID-19” from Dan Longo of Colonial Behavioral Health, “Building Your ‘A’ Team” from Tina Thomas of Alzheimer’s Association and “Fun and Fitness”  from Nichola Diaz of YMCA of the Virginia Peninsula.

In addition to attending the presentations, guests can also visit the vendor area and win door prizes.

During the conference, face coverings are required and attendees will be asked to social distance and utilize the sanitizing stations.

Registration is open until Sept. 10 and can be done online through the York County Parks and Recreation website or by calling (757) 890-3500.

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