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Published August 23, 2013, 11:19 AM

Committee to host education forum on health and wellness for older adults

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Governor’s Committee on Aging is hosting an educational forum on health and wellness for older adults on Mon., Sept. 23, 2013, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Forks Senior Center, 620 Fourth Ave. S. The forum is free and open to the public.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Governor’s Committee on Aging is hosting an educational forum on health and wellness for older adults on Mon., Sept. 23, 2013, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Forks Senior Center, 620 Fourth Ave. S. The forum is free and open to the public.

The first presentation features Cathy Breedon from Sanford Health who will discuss the importance of proper nutrition. At 3 p.m., representatives from the Grand Forks County North Dakota State University Extension Service will offer tips for healthier living followed by a question and answer session. Event participants will also be able to gather information from various educational health-related booths at the event.

“Independence is important to older adults,” said Jan Engan, director of the N.D. Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division. “This event aims to provide seniors with interesting and beneficial information promoting good health, which is crucial for people to live independently in their own homes and communities.”

A senior meal will be served before the forum from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 701-772-7245 by Fri., Sept. 20, 2013. The suggested donation for the meal cost is $4.25 for people over the age of 60, and $7.25 for other attendees. Walk-in guests are also welcome.

For more information on the event, contact Patricia Soli at Northeast Human Service Center at 701-795-3000, toll free 888-256-6742, ND Relay TTY 800-366-6888, or psoli@nd.gov.

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