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Media Advisories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
May 14, 2004 Contact: AoA Press Office
202-401-4541

Movin & Groovin Through the Ages - Senior Event in Canton, OH

In celebration of Older Americans Month (May), the City of Canton and Stark County Council on Aging is sponsoring its 28th Annual Stark County Senior Day at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Tuesday, May 18. The fun-filled event for seniors will include lunch, bingo, and door prizes. Randy Rawls, local singer will provide entertainment.

Movin & Grooving Through the Ages, the theme for this year’s event embodies “Aging Well, Living Well,” the theme established for Older American’s Month by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
“ Aging Well, Living Well” is a powerful theme that has taken root in hundreds of programs and activities planned around the country to celebrate Older American’s Month this year,” said Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Administration on Aging. “Senior citizens are among our greatest treasures, and this year’s theme gives us the opportunity to celebrate and recognize older Americans who are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives,” she added.

Josefina G. Carbonell will be a keynote speaker for the event. She will be joined by Janet Weir Creighton, Mayor of Canton. Robert Mullen, District Director for Congressman Ralph Regula will serve as Master of Ceremony.

The event will take place on:

WHEN:Tuesday, May 18, 2004 – (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)(Press availability 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.)

WHERE:Canton Memorial Civic Center
1101 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio

CONTACT: For more information and fees for this event, please call Lisa Bullock, Lake Senior Center at 330-877-1298

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (AoA), works with a nationwide network of organizations and service providers to make support services and resources available to older persons and their caregivers. For more information about the AoA, please contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, Washington, D.C. 20201, Phone (202) 401-4541.

AoA Website: http://www.aoa.gov
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