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Annual Senior Americans' Day Program Features More than 40 Workshops

RELEASED: Jan. 27, 2009

Senior Americans' Day imageEAU CLAIRE — The 21st annual Senior Americans' Day program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 in Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The theme this year is "All Aboard for a Positively Ageless Adventure."

Keynote speaker Jean M. Jirovec will open the event with an address titled "The Autumn of Life." Jirovec, an energetic presenter with 30 years of experience in the mental health field, currently works at the Callier Clinic LTD in Eau Claire.

Participants will be able to visit the exhibit halls and choose from more than 40 workshops on a variety of topics including computers, healthcare, nature, spirituality, history, genealogy, books, dance and exercise.

The $26 per person program cost includes materials, breakfast and lunch. Several breakout session choices have additional material fees.

Senior Americans' Day is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension in cooperation with Grace Lutheran Foundation, St. Francis Apartments, Aging and Disability Center of Eau Claire County, Community Health Partnership Inc., Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Cremation Society of Wisconsin and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc.

The day is planned by community representatives committed to the interests of older adults.

For additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit the Continuing Education Web site or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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