Registration opens for Senior Americans Day

| Sara Larsen

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will present the 30th annual Senior Americans Day from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. June 5 in the W.R. Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 

Designed for adults 55 and better, this year's theme is "Sharing our Pearls of Wisdom.”  The goals of the event include dispelling the myths of aging, reinforcing positive aspects of aging, and providing information to help meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults.

A professional motivational speaker with more than 20 years of experience will present "Brain Health: Live Long, Live Well." Amy Dee, a registered nurse, is a monthly TV news guest expert who teaches how to harness the science of behavior and mindset. You will leave laughing and ready to make profound changes in your life — you don’t want to miss this!

Participants design their day around their choices from more than 50 workshops covering topics such as creative crafting, gardening, healthy living, fitness and exercise, writing and more. Cathy Reitz will host a singalong for the afternoon entertainment. Participants also may visit three exhibitor halls filled with representatives from more than 80 area businesses and service organizations. Plus, there will be free health screenings, and fabulous door and grand prizes.  

In honor of the 30th anniversary, we are offering a special price of $30 for those who register from March 14–30. After this time, the cost of the event is $50 per person. Registration can be done online, by phone or by mail. The price includes breakfast, lunch and all event materials. Some breakout sessions may have additional fees for materials.

Senior Americans Day is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Care Partners/Country Terrace Assisted Living, St. Francis Apartments, Grace Lutheran Communities and the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. It is planned by community representatives committed to the interests of older adults.

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

News editors: For more information or to arrange an interview about Senior Americans Day, contact Claire Lindstrom, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at 715-836-4648 or

Are you interested in volunteering for Senior Americans Day? Find out more about volunteering.