Event Date

July 20, 2009

Meets in Fallon, Hawthorne & Gardnerville

Senior Citizens - Free Health Workshop Set

Western Nevada College invites senior citizens to a free five-week Health and Wellness class, in partnership with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The non-credit workshop meets Mondays and Wednesdays, July 20-August 19, 10 a.m.-noon, at WNC Fallon, 160 Campus Way, with video links to Hawthorne and Gardnerville.

Participants will learn about basic nutrition and diet assessment; healthy eating habits; portion distribution; food labels and food safety; cooking for one or two; geriatric pharmacy; living within financial means; living wills and power of attorney; financial scams and preventing theft; and community resources.

Guest speakers will share their expertise and each session will have a computer component where seniors learn to use the Internet as a source for additional information.
Steve Lewis, Douglas County's UNCE extension educator, called learning "a lifelong experience" and invited senior citizens to take advantage of this opportunity.

To serve more area senior citizens, the workshop will be transmitted via interactive video from WNC Fallon campus to:
WNC Hawthorne, located at Mineral County High School, 601 A St.
Douglas County UNCE, located at 1329 Waterloo, Gardnerville

Although there is no charge to attend, those interested individual are asked to reserve a seat by contacting one of the following: Pam Powell, 775-423-5121, powellp@unce.unr.edu; Ginny Dugan, 775-423-5186, dugan@wnc.edu; Steve Lewis, 775-782- 9960, lewiss@unce.unr.edu; or DeVona Scott, 775-945-2405, dascott@wnc.edu.

Press Release: July 13, 2009

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu

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