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Healthy and Active Senior Lifestyles Expo planned for June 18

Douglas County Public Health invites the community to attend the sixth annual free Healthy and Active Senior Lifestyles Expo on Tuesday, June 18 at the St. Mary's Education Center, 420 Irving Street, Alexandria.

A free lunch will be provided for attendees ages 55 or older. Lunch for all others is $5.

Seniors will have the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked and to win door prizes. Vendor booths will also be available.

Registration and vendor booths start at 8:30 a.m. There will be four sessions, each with a variety of workshop topics from which to choose.

Pre-register before Saturday, June 15 by calling Mary Krueger at (320) 762-3047 or Kathy Fischer at (320) 762-2320.


9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

--Hearing loss and hearing aids - Kevin Amdahl.

--Veterans issues - Ray Kallstrom, Veteran's Service Office.

--Preparing for medical emergency - Scott Johnson

--Grandkids and car seats - Jim Gripne, Alexandria Police Department.


10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

--Estate planning - Nick Heydt, Pemberton Law Office.

--K-9 demonstration - Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

--Bird watching - Robin Trott, Minnsota Extension Douglas County.

--Massage - Michelle Lehn.


12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

--Presentation - Mitch Lawler, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

--Weather - Mark Anthony.

--Volunteering - Linda Roles.

--My Chart (electronic medical records) - Shawn Stoen.


1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

--Sign language by Paddy Shelden.

--Tai chi by Carl Shaskey Setright.

--Back health by Tim Hartokolis, physical therapist.

--Drug task force presentation.