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Senior Outreach Studies Offered in April


MARCH 11, 2005--Area residents age 50 and up are invited by the UW-River Falls Outreach Office to register for the next 2004-05 Senior Outreach Studies classes.

The class, "Morning with a Professor," begins Tuesday, April 19, and the class "Information Update," begins Thursday, April 21. Class is held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays, respectively, for four weeks in the President's Room of Hagestad Student Center.

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

Current Senior Outreach members will receive information regarding classes through the mail. Each four-session class costs $19 for members and $25 for non-members. An annual Senior Outreach membership is $10. For more information or for non-members interested in registering for classes or joining, call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.

Tuesday's "Morning with a Professor," is presented by UW-RF faculty who offer their experience, study and knowledge on various topics. Topics include:
• April 19, "Mental Health and Aging: Issues, Challenges and Solutions," presented by Ogden Rogers, professor in the social work program.
• April 26, "Protecting Our Food Supply--Preparedness and Response to Terrorist Threats," presented by Purnendu Vasavada, professor in the animal and food science department.
• May 3, "The Effects of Aging on Speech, Language and Cognition," presented by Thomas Jensen, professor in the communicative disorders department.
• May 10, "Making Do: Hoover and the Home Front with Rae Eighmey," Minnesota History Museum field trip, $6, museum admission, $2 bus fee; registrations due April 29.

Thursday's, "Information Update," will feature discussions by UW-RF faculty and community members, who will share their knowledge of and personal experience with the latest updates regarding health and personal business. These sessions will cover the following issues:
• April 21, "Estate Planning-What's New for 2005," presented by Joseph D. Boles, attorney with Rodli, Beskar, Boles & Krueger.
• April 28, "Moving Beyond Mid-Life Health- Part 2," presented by Jennifer Berna, professor in the UW-RF health and human performance department.
• May 5, "Medicare Changes--What's New for 2005," presented by Sue Kramer, benefits specialist in the St. Croix County Department on Aging.
• May 12, "Long-Term Support Services--An Overview," presented by Chuck Balzer, Pierce County Department of Human Services.

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