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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly 630-407-6022

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DuPage Hosts Age Well DuPage May 16

DuPage County invites the community to attend Age Well DuPage: Renew, Recharge, Reinvent, a free event for adults 50 and older on Saturday, May 16.

DuPage County Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Bob Larsen said this is the third year that the County's Senior Services will host the event, which will focus on home, financial and physical safety.

"Through Age Well DuPage residents can learn how to financially prepare for retirement, while maximizing their independence through nutrition and wellness. Attendees can also connect with support services and volunteer opportunities that will keep them involved in the community," said Larsen.

The Age Well DuPage event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the DuPage County JTK Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Sattler, director of education and program development senior fitness, a division of the Alliance Rehab in Oak Brook. He helps seniors improve their quality of life through exercise guidelines and other healthy lifestyle choices. Sattler formerly worked with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls.

Christine Benz, certified financial planner, will also provide information about making money last through the retirement years.

The event will include a variety of breakout sessions to inform residents about different programs and opportunities offered in DuPage County. The sessions include topics such as:

  • Social Security and Medicare;
  • Traffic Safety;
  • One-on-One Financial Planning Consultations;
  • Digital Job Search;
  • Social media including LinkedIn and Facebook;
  • Volunteering;
  • Martial Arts for Fitness; and much more.

For more information, visit www.agewelldupage.org or contact Antonia Harlan from DuPage County Community Services at (630) 407-6500 or email Antonia.Harlan@dupageco.org.