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Senior Outreach Classes Begin At UW-RF

Classes for Session IV of Senior Outreach Studies will begin Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24, and will continue on those days for an additional three weeks on the campus of UW-River Falls. Each class will consist of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period.

The Tuesday classes are titled, "Information Update: Social Concerns." Presenters and topics are as follows:

• April 22 -"Long-Term Care Outlook," presented by Ron Lockwood, long-term support coordinator for St. Croix County, and Charles Balzer, his counterpart in Pierce County.

• April 29 -"Victim Witness Assistance," presented by Ann Gustafson, victim witness coordinator for St. Croix County in Hudson.

• May 6 "Domestic Violence," presented by Sharon Metcalf, executive director of Turningpoint in River Falls.

• May 13 "Juvenile Justice," presented by Kris Minor, supervisor for the children, youth and family unit in Pierce County, and Julie Dollahon, juvenile court intake worker for Pierce County.

The Thursday class will feature the ever-popular "Bits of History," covering events that took place in the local area. Presenters and topics are as follows:

• April 24 - "Steamboats on the Mississippi," presented by John Norquist from Diamond Bluffs.

• May 1 "Looking Back at Area Disasters," presented by Kirby Symes from River Falls.

• May 8 "The Great Willow River Lawsuit," by UW-RF history Professor Kurt Leichtle.

• May 15 "A Visit to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul." Bus capacity is 56 people, so space will be limited.

Classes will be held in the President's Room of the Hagestad Student Center from 9-11 a.m., and are open to all area seniors age 55 or older. Limited parking will be provided at the lot on the corner of Oak and Spring Streets, across from the Student Center. Parking permits will be available the first day of class.

Senior Outreach members will receive material concerning the classes by mail. Interested others may contact the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607 to obtain information on class fees and registration procedures.

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