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17th Annual Senior Americans' Day
to Be Celebrated at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Jan. 19, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The 17th Annual Senior Americans' Day program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The theme this year is "Made in Wisconsin — A Positively Ageless Experience."

The program offers more than 40 workshops on a wide range of topics, including biking, computers, the environment, beauty, spirituality, organizing clutter, travel, Tai Chi, health and finance. Richard "Moose" Speros, former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, will be the keynote speaker. He and his family currently operate the Tiger Musky Lodge in Couderay.

This year's program also will offer a workshop and tour of special interest to the farm community. Bob Bosold, agricultural director for WAXX-WAYY Radio, will present a session on "Wisconsin Agriculture vs. California Agriculture and those 'Contented Cows' ads." Participants will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the new exhibit at the Chippewa Valley Museum: "Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors." SAD will provide transportation to the museum and pay the entry fee for participants.

The cost for the Senior Americans' Day program is $25 per person and includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Music will be provided by the Forever Young Choir.

An optional lunch and matinee performance of the Neil Simon comedy "I Ought to be in Pictures" will be held Monday, March 21, at the Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre. The cost is $32 per person.

Senior Americans' Day is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension in cooperation with AARP Wisconsin; AgeAdvantAge, Inc.; Grace Lutheran Foundation, Inc.; St. Francis Apartments; and the Chippewa Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. The day is planned by community representatives committed to the interests of older adults.

To register or for more information, call (715) 836-3636 or toll free (866) UWEC4CE (893-2423), visit the Continuing Education Web site, or send e-mail to ce@uwec.edu.

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