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College of DuPage and DuPage County Senior Services to Host 'Age Well DuPage' May 19

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The College of DuPage Continuing Education department has partnered with DuPage County Senior Services to host "Age Well DuPage: Renew; Recharge; Reinvent" from 1 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, May 19, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

During this free event, cosponsored by Walgreens and WDCB, attendees will learn about resources and services of interest to adults 50 years of age and older in DuPage County. This event is designed to celebrate reinvention and to guide participants in aging and living well and making the most of the second half of life.

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Lucia West Jones, Executive Director at the Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging, will deliver the keynote presentation "Aging Well in DuPage." In addition, this seminar will feature entertaining and informative breakout sessions on topics such as financial planning, job searches for older workers, Medicare, social security, stress relief, Tai Chi, volunteerism and wellness. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Waterleaf Restaurant.

According to Continuing Education Program Support Specialist Cristina Willard, the partnership between College of DuPage and DuPage County Senior Services reflects both agencies' goal of serving the wants and needs of the community.

"We are pleased to partner with DuPage County Senior Services for Age Well DuPage," she said. "This event is a great opportunity for us to inform members of the community of all the wonderful opportunities, assistance and services available at College of DuPage and in DuPage County."

In addition to life-enriching educational opportunities, College of DuPage Continuing Education offers a variety of programs to lifelong learners in the area, such as free Lunch Break Lectures, and special discounts for adults 55 and older.

Click here for more information about Lifelong Learning at College of DuPage.

DuPage County Senior Services provides residents, aged 60 and older, a number of programs and services designed to facilitate healthy aging. It is funded through the Illinois Department on Aging and the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging to serve as the Case Coordination Unit for DuPage County.

This unit publishes "Age Well DuPage" senior resource directory, the Long Term Facilities Directory and the Senior Housing Directory.

Click here for more information about DuPage County Senior Services.

This event is free and open to the public and registration is welcome but not required.

For more information or to register for this event, call (630) 942-2208 or email ce@cod.edu.

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