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Sellers to give "Triple Dynamite" keynote at aging conference

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

From Satchel Page who made his major league baseball debut at age 42

Debra Sellers will deliver the keynote address on “Triple Dynamite: Age, Attitude and Adaptability” at a conference on aging April 29 in Chanute. Mary Meck Higgins, associate professor in human nutrition, will lead a break-out session.

Sellers, assistant professor in FSHS and Extension specialist on adult development and aging, will discuss  stereotypes, opportunities and a balanced perspective to encourage healthy aging.

The southeast Kansas regional conference, Aging with Attitude, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Good News Center.

Break-out sessions are:

  • When Dementia isn't Alzheimer's presented by Michelle Niedens,  Alzheimer's Association, Heart of America Chapter;
  • Gardening for Fun and Better Health by Higgins;
  • Putting ‘Arthur’ in His Place by Amanda Bastian, Via Christi Wellness Center, Pittsburg;
  • Medicare Basics for Boomers and Beyond by Diane Burnett, K-State Research and Extension, Miami County;
  • As We Age … Speech, Hearing and Other Challenges by Amy Keating, Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute;
  • Elder Law and Advance Care Directives by Shon Robben, Arthur-Green LLP, Manhattan;
  • The ABC's of Diabetes by Trisha Peck, Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg, and
  • Arches, Aches and Aging Feet by Dr. Corin Wilde, SEK Foot Clinic, Pittsburg.

For information, visit SageAdvice or contact the SE Area K-State Research and Extension office at (620) 431-1530, 308 W. 14th St., Chanute, KS 66720-2895, or any K-State Research and Extension office.

Prepared by K-State Research and Extension News Media Services and Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, Center on Aging, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.