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2010.04.12 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Gerontology Students Plan Senior Health Day on April 16

Omaha - A group of undergraduate gerontology students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have organized a wellness education and activity day on Friday, April 16 at the North Omaha Senior Center, 2415 Grant St.

From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., guest speakers will present on a variety of age-related topics, including:

10 a.m. Sgt. Teresa Negron of the Omaha Police Department: safety tips for the community and at home
11 a.m. Ira Combs of the University of Nebraska Medical Center: blood pressure checks
11:30 a.m. Susie Davern, dietician: maintaining a healthy diet
Noon L. Woodward, M.D.: general health issues
Noon Dr. Richard Brown of the Charles Drew Health Center: What does health care reform mean for you?
12:30 p.m. John Ewing of the Douglas County Treasurer's Office: an overview of property taxes in Douglas County

Seventh grade students from Jesuit Middle School will provide health tips, as well. The day will also feature free food, Wii Fit team bowling, “healthy” bingo and prizes.

The students are enrolled in Lyn Holley’s Working with Minority Elders course this semester in UNO’s Department of Gerontology. The event was also organized as a service-learning project through the UNO Service Learning Academy.

For more information call Leola Jones, North Omaha Senior Center: (402) 444-6278; or Lyn Holley, UNO Department of Gerontology: (402) 554-4814.

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