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Space still available for Senior Americans Day March 18

February 11, 2014

News editors: For more information or to arrange an interview about Senior Americans Day, contact Claire Couillard, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at 715-836-4648 or couillcd@uwec.edu.

SeniorAmericansDay2014EAU CLAIRE — Space is filling quickly for the 26th annual Senior Americans Day, which will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. March 18 in the W.R. Davies Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Space is limited, so those interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Designed for adults 55 and better, the theme this year is "Fun, Fit, Focused and Fulfilled!" The goals of the event are to dispel the myths of aging; reinforce the positive aspects of aging; and provide information to help meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults.

Keynote speaker Rudy Maxa, an accomplished public television host and travel expert, will open the event with an address titled "Blue Zones: Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life."

Participants can visit the two exhibit halls and choose from more than 30 workshops on such topics as common travel mistakes, estate planning, life after retirement and local history. Entertainment will be provided in the afternoon by folk singer Matt Wahl.

The cost of the program is $40 per person and includes instruction, door prizes, continental breakfast and lunch. Some breakout sessions may have additional fees for materials. Fewer than 100 spaces remain for the event.

Senior Americans Day is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension in cooperation with Grace Lutheran Foundation, the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, St. Francis Apartments, Sacred Heart Hospital, Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory and Bernicke & Associates Ltd., and is planned by community representatives committed to the interests of older adults.

For additional program information or to register, volunteer or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636 or 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit the Continuing Education website or email ce@uwec.edu.

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