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Aurora Wellness Center presents Senior Discovery Day August 16

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Health and wellness activities featured during event

BURLINGTON, Wis. — The latest government estimates show that the United States is on the brink of a longevity revolution. By 2030, the number of older Americans will have more than doubled to 70 million. Health information and prevention will help older Americans continue to lead busy, productive lives.

Linking seniors with health care professionals is the idea behind Aurora Health Care’s Senior Discovery Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, Aurora Wellness Center, 300 McCanna Parkway, Burlington. The day will include an exciting array of fun activities, including informative presentations, a health fair, free screenings, and entertainment, including the Sweet Adelines. David Doyle, who hosts a senior radio show on WOKY-AM, will also be on hand to kick off the day and share his thoughts on aging. Cost is free and includes lunch.

Free speaker sessions:

10:30 a.m. — Dr. Barbara Murray, “Sleep Disturbances”
11 a.m. — David Doyle-WOKY Radio personality
11:30 a.m. — Advance Directives
12 p.m. — Advance Directives in Spanish
1 p.m. — Storyteller-Susanne Malestic
1:30 p.m. — Senior Chair Yoga

Free health screenings:

  • Hearing tests
  • Bone Density
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood glucose
  • Get up and go

Information displays from Aurora Pharmacy, 55 Alive, Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin, Freedom 55, Aurora Geriatric Assessment Center, and the Alzheimer’s Association will also be included. Other topics and areas represented include advanced directives, dental health, senior finances, nutrition for seniors, respite care, and chair and hand massage.

“Aging is a journey of discovery and we put together an event that combines health information and health-related activities into one day that also celebrates our seniors,’’ said Terrie Garcia, registered nurse and community educator, Aurora Health Care. “It should be an informative and fun event.’’

For more information, check out www.AuroraHealthCare.org or call 1-800-870-6919.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson (262-767-6267)

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