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Conference on aging gets started today

Senior citizens, people with disabilities and service providers will attend the conference, "Forging partnerships in learning and life," today and Sept. 11 at Fargo's Holiday Inn, Interstate 29 and 13th Avenue South.

Senior citizens, people with disabilities and service providers will attend the conference, "Forging partnerships in learning and life," today and Sept. 11 at Fargo's Holiday Inn, Interstate 29 and 13th Avenue South.

Speakers include national, state and local leaders on disability and aging issues, such as Fernando Torres-Gil, a former assistant secretary for the U.S. Administration on Aging.

The conference aims to teach about issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities, and provide a forum for networking.

Presenters will cover topics such as aging and disability issues, and legislation, aging and culture, communications and memory loss, understanding Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, diabetes care, the aging eye, essential oils and more.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. today.

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