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One week remains to register for Annual Elder Symposium

RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2007

MOUNT DORA — The Lake County Elder Affairs Coordinating Council is hosting the Fourth Annual Elder Symposium on Friday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Receptions, located at 4425 Highway 19A, in Mount Dora.

"This symposium is expected to have the largest attendance than any of the previous events," said Allison Thall, Lake County's Elder Affairs Director. "This symposium couldn't come at a more important time, as numerous issues face an aging Baby Boomer generation."

The theme of the Fourth Annual Elder Symposium is “The Power of Awareness and Choice.” The agenda features speakers that will present important senior topics such as preventing identity theft, creating living wills and learning about the effects aging has on driving.

The keynote speaker for the event is Jake Vest. This certified humorist is best known for his national syndicated cartoon, "That's Jake." Recently retired from the newspaper newsroom after 30 years, Vest will be sharing his opinions and observations with respect to aging and retirement. Each attendee will receive a free autographed copy of "Just Another Baptist in Baghdad: Inside Views of a Natural Born Outsider."

Registration is required for the Fourth Annual Elder Symposium. The cost of the event is $10 for individuals or $20 for professionals. The cost of admission includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

To register, send a check payable to Lake County BCC to Allison Thall, Elder Affairs Director, at PO Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. For more information about the Fourth Annual Elder Symposium, call Allison Thall at (352) 742-6525.

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