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National and state experts to address Fargo conference on aging and disabilities

September 3, 2003

Bismarck, N.D. - Senior citizens, people with disabilities, and organizations that provide services to them are invited to attend the conference, "Forging Partnerships in Learning and Life," September 10-11, 2003, at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Speakers include national, state, and local leaders on disability and aging issues including Fernando Torres-Gil, a former Assistant Secretary for the federal Administration on Aging.

"In order to meet the future needs of our aging population in North Dakota, we need to build relationships and collaboration. This conference will provide opportunities for participants to learn about issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities. It will also provide an opportunity for networking," said Sandy Arends, regional aging services program administrator at Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo.

Presenters will cover a variety of topics including aging and disability issues and legislation, aging and culture, communications and memory loss, the National Family Caregiver Support Program, issues that affect corporate cooperation, understanding Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, diabetes care, foot care, the aging eye, essential oils, and more.


Sandy Arends at Southeast Human Service Center, (701) 298-4411 or (888) 342-4900


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