News Release

April 22, 2005

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Aging Programs: May 2005

Farmington, Conn. – Celebrate Aging, a free membership program for men and women, age 40 and older, is designed to address the many issues of aging in a positive way and is offering several educational programs in May.

The Missing Link in Retirement Planning: Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance: Learn about the risks and costs of home care and nursing home care and why it’s important to consider in retirement planning; what you need to know before you buy long-term care insurance and how it can add to your long range financial security. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, May 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium at the UConn Health Center. Registration for this seminar is required as seating is limited. To register, call the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care at 1-800-547-3443.

Home Remedies & Herbs vs. Medicine: Eric Secor, Jr. N.D., M.S., will discuss the benefits and risks of home remedies and herbs and examine what role they play in traditional medicine. This seminar is open to the public and will take place Monday, May 9, 1 to 2 p.m. at The Gables, 20 Devonwood Drive, Farmington.

To register, call Celebrate Aging at 860-679-4900 or 866-837-7737. To learn more, visit

Care of the Aging Skin: Jane Grant-Kels, M.D., Chair of the Department of Dermatology at UConn Health Center, will present essential information for the care of aging skin on Tuesday, May 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Glastonbury Senior Center in Glastonbury. Dr. Grant-Kels will focus on how to recognize the signs of skin cancer as well as ways to reverse or slow down the toll of aging on the skin.

To register, call Celebrate Aging at 860-679-4900 or 866-837-7737. To learn more, visit

Benefits Check Up Screening Day: Many senior adults want to continue living on their own but need assistance finding the financial services to keep them independent. AARP Connecticut, the North Central Area Agency on Aging CHOICES program and the Elderly Services Division of the State Department of Social Services, have joined together to offer a new service that helps seniors and their families identify and apply for financial assistance programs. A “Benefits Check Up” volunteer will help guide you through the process during Screening Day on Saturday, May 14, from 9 to 2 p.m. at the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library at the UConn Health Center. To schedule a FREE and confidential screening, call the North Central Area Agency on Aging Benefits Outreach Program at 1-800-994-9422 x277.

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