photo collage of attendees and green natural environment with Camp Allen sign

The Annual Abundant Living ConferenceJoyful Living

UTMB's Sealy Center on Aging has partnered with Camp Allen to create an engaging program that encourages older adults to embrace aging as a spiritual journey and to live the gift of years to the fullest.

Event Info

Camp Allen and UTMB’s Sealy Center on Aging invite you to the 21st annual Abundant Living Conference. This year's theme is Joyful Living. Join others on the journey of aging while learning from healthcare experts, aging professionals, and spiritual leaders in the beautiful piney woods of Navasota. Experience music, nature walks, labyrinth walks, and the gifts of friendship and hospitality.

Camp Allen Conference Center is located approximately an hour northwest of Houston on over 1,100 forested acres. The conference center features hotel-style accommodations, dining, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and a beautiful chapel.

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We look forward to connecting with you at camp!

Monday, March 25, 2024

9:00-11:00 AMCheck-In, Sign up for Bucket List Activities, Coffee in Dining Room
12:00 PMLunch
12:45 PM

Welcome: Allen Kight and Alice Williams

1:15 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jim Goodwin

2:30 PM

Break & Refreshments

2:45-4: 00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Jean Goodwin

4:00-5:30 PMFREE TIME (5:00 PM evening prayer with Camp Allen clergy in the chapel)
5:30 PMMeet & Greet Social
6:00 PMDinner

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

7:30 AMMorning Prayer by Camp Allen Clergy
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:30 AM

Speaker: Rev. Lacy Largent

10:00 AM


10:15-10:45 AM


11:00-11:45 AM

Speaker: Ramona Benton, "Finding Joy in the Hard Stuff"

12:00 PMLunch
1:15-2:00 PMSpeaker: Angel Hanzik, Houston BBB, "Don't Let Scammers Steal Your Joy (or Your Money!)"
2:30-5:00 PMBucket List Activities
5:00 PMEvening Prayer by Camp Allen Clergy
6:00 PM21st Anniversary Celebration Dinner with music by Valencia Arceneaux
7:30 PMOpen Games Night

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

7:30 AMMorning Prayer by Camp Allen Clergy
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:30 AM

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Mathis, "Joy as Medicine"

10:30 AMBreak & Refreshments
10:45 AMSpeaker: Rev. Francene Young
11:45 AMGeorge Dehan, Closing Reflections
12:10 PMLunch
1:00 PMDeparture