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What you need to know about aging well

April 24, 2008

Are you 55 or older and looking for ways to become more physically fit?

Do you want to cook healthier foods or learn how to better communicate with your health-care provider?

Those topics and more will be discussed during the Fourth Annual Senior Summit on Tuesday, May 20, at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 142.

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include a light breakfast and lunch.

The cost is $10 per person.

The summit, with the theme "Aging Well," is being presented by the Washington County Hospital in collaboration with the Washington County CARES Coalition.

According to organizers, the day will be filled with educational speakers, demonstrations and entertainment.

Speakers will include Susan McDonald, executive director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, who will present the Washington County Aging Plan, which identifies goals for improving the quality of life for county senior citizens, including the development of senior citizens centers.

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Representatives of the Washington County CARES Coalition will offer updates on their initiatives, as they pertain to seniors and caregivers. The coalition is comprised of key agencies and community members whose goal is to enhance awareness, provide education and improve the quality of life for the Washington County community.

There will be programs addressing physical fitness, as well as healthy, fast and economical meals for seniors.

There will also be ballroom dancing, cooking and exercise demonstrations.

Screening and information booths hosted by community organizations will also be available to persons attending the summit.

To register for the event, call 301-790-8907.

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