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February 22, 2002


Senior Studies Explores Religion, Aging Issues

UW-River Falls is offering Session III of Senior Outreach Studies, with one class running on Tuesdays from March 12 to April 9, and the other running on Thursdays from March 14 to April 11.

Classes will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the President's Room of Hagestad Student Center, and are open to all seniors age 55 or older. There will be no classes March 26 and March 28, during the week of spring break.

The Tuesday class will explore world religions with the following presenters:

• March 12 - "Theology of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," plant and earth science Professor Don Taylor.

• March 19 - "The Jewish Faith," UW-RF Lecturer Steven Derfler.

• April 2 - "Islam," UW-RF Lecturer Steven Derfler.

•April 9 - "Mennonites," Pastor Mathew Swora, Shoreview, Minn.

The Thursday class is the popular "Morning With A Professor" series, at which UW-RF professors will discuss the aging process and its effects on the lives of seniors in such areas as cognition and memory.

• March 14 - "Effects of Aging on Speech, Language and Cognition," communicative disorders Assistant Professor Thomas Jensen.

• March 21 - "Disorders of Speech, Language an Cognition Associated with Aging," communicative disorders Assistant Professor Thomas Jensen.

•April 4 - "Stereotypes of the Elderly in TV Commercials, 1950-1990s," marketing Assistant Professor Darryl Miller.

• April 11- "Memory Makeovers: Strategies for Improving Memory," psychology Associate Professor Lisa Isenberg.

Each class consists of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period. There will be limited parking available in the lot at the corner of Oak and Spring Streets. Permits will be issued the first day of class.

Senior Outreach members will receive information through the mail. Others may call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607 for information on class fees and registration procedures.


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