Being realistic about your health at any age is the focus of the 2014 Full Circle on Aging, held in Hays at the Messiah Lutheran Church, on Friday, April 25. This event, sponsored in part by K-State Research and Extension, Fort Hays State University and the Northwest Area Agency on Aging, brings together aging experts to help caregivers and individuals alike. With both a public track and a professional track for those involved in the health care industry, Full Circle offers a unique learning opportunity.
Dr. Jeff Burnett, from FHSU, is the event’s keynote speaker, will help participants sort through all the hype and advertising about health. Burnett has been actively involved with the Full Circle program for several years as one of the planning partners and knows the importance of living life healthfully.
Another exciting feature of this year’s Full Circle, is Angel Shaver, WaKeeney native and the 2013 Miss Wheelchair Kansas. Angel’s presentation is titled, “Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude,” which focuses on how thankfulness can change our attitude and outlook on life.
Break-out sessions will focus on the following topics: “It’s Okay to Tell Your Doctor No,” “Crimes and Punishment: Protecting the Elderly,” “Making the Most of Your Medicare Part D Supplement,” “Using Technology Information and Resources To Care at a Distance,” “Avoiding Estate Planning Mistakes,” “Technology…Bridging the Gap Between Generations.”
Cost to attend the day’s events is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Registration is due by April 17, 2014.
For more information or to register, contact Jen Schoenfeld, Golden Prairie Extension District, at 785-938-4480, or log onto the internet at www.northwest.ksu.edu and click on Full Circle under Events. For more information locally you may contact Donna Krug, Barton County Extension, at (620) 793-1910.