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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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14th Annual Senior Americans' Day
Activities to be Held at UW-Eau Claire 

MAILED: Feb. 26, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension, in cooperation with a taskforce of community representatives, will offer a "Senior Safari" as part of the 14th annual Senior Americans' Day on Tuesday, March 26.
         The day is planned to allow adults fifty-five and older to surround themselves with new ideas, positive people, wonderful food and great entertainment.
         The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center and will include exhibits, music, a chance to audition for a talent showcase and over 50 concurrent workshops designed to help dispel the myths of aging, reinforce its positive aspects, and provide information to help meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults.
         Just a few of the many workshops offered include "The Secrets to a Longer and Improved Quality of Life," "Keeping Active with Healthy Feet," "Medicare Fraud," "Tips for Traveling the World Safely," Banking On-line," "Memoir Writing" and "Easy Does It: Yoga for Seniors."
         The Rev. Nicklas A. Mezacapa of the Wholeness Institute in Rochester, Minn., will present the keynote address, "A Light in the Jungle: When the Bugs Bite and the Water Gets Deep."
         A new, optional event also has been added for Monday evening, March 25. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company from Shanghai, China, will perform at the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire. A special dinner/theatre/after glow reception has been planned with the Holiday Inn - Downtown, including special lodging rates at the Holiday Inn.
         The cost for Tuesday's program is $22 per person, with a discount offered for groups of ten or more. The deadline for registering is March 15. A written confirmation along with map and directions to campus, plus parking information, will be mailed to those who register by this date. Registrations will be accepted on a space available basis after March 15.
         For more information or to request a registration form, contact La Vone Sneen at (715) 836-3636 or toll-free at 1-(866) 893-2423, or send e-mail to

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: Feb. 26, 2002