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April 18, 2001

Longevity Fair Focuses on
Seniors and Their Caregivers

Keeping seniors and caregivers healthy and informed is the focus of the first-ever Longevity Fair at California State University, Sacramento. The free event will be from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, May 11 in the University Union Ballroom.

Booths will offer balance testing, home safety information, details on legislation affecting seniors, wellness seminars and material on community resources available to seniors and caregivers. Robert MacLaughlin, chief deputy director of the California Department of Aging, will give opening remarks.

The fair is part of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program, administered by the CSUS gerontology department, to educate Sacramento-area seniors and caregivers. A survey conducted in the fall helped shape the longevity fair and formed the topics for a series of monthly informational radio spots on Capital Public Radio. Nationwide, nearly 25 percent of households are involved in caring for an older person.

Parking for the longevity fair is free. Permits are available at the information booths at each end of campus. For more information, call (916) 278-6525. Media information is available by calling the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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