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UNI to host Rural Aging Conference

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Elaine Eshbaugh, assistant professor, UNI Applied Human Sciences, 319-273-6083, Elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Topics ranging from Medicare fraud to the cultural aspects of Alzheimer's disease will be discussed at an upcoming conference at the University of Northern Iowa. The Rural Aging Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Maucker Union Ballroom at UNI.

Elaine Eshbaugh, assistant professor of gerontology at UNI, says the conference is unique because it involves both academics and professionals in gerontology. "We will have guest speakers from Alzheimer's Outreach International, Iowa State University, UNI and the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging," said Eshbaugh.

UNI is the only college in Iowa to offer a bachelor's degree in gerontology.

For more information, visit www.uni.edu/csbs/ruralaging.