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30th annual Senior Americans Day held in Eau Claire


Eau Claire (WQOW)- Seniors across the Chippewa Valley gathered Tuesday to learn about health, wellness and local history.

The 30th annual Senior Americans Day was held at UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center, where adults over the age of 55 met to enjoy conversation over lunch and music.

Vendors and presenters packed the event to share knowledge of local businesses and host interactive classes including topics like gardening and tai chi.

Seniors also had the opportunity to learn more about their health with free blood sugar and cholesterol tests. Committee members said the connection between everyone involved is what makes the event unique. 

"The people make it so special," said Senior Americans Day committee member, Phyllis Grohn. "The vendors, the presenters, it's a day of learning, it's a day of connecting with people you haven't seen since last year. It's good food, camaraderie, this is the place to be today."

The committee says the event will return to the Davies Center in 2019 to mark the 31st year of the event.

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