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Courage Center and Vital Aging Network Partner to Present Two Disability Awareness Forums

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 General News J E 4
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 5 Are you or someone you know affected by disability? Join Courage Center and the Vital Aging Network (VAN), as an expert panel explores how to live an active life with a disability. The speakers will give you strategies that address common challenges and will explore accommodations that may help you be more independent. They'll also discuss the challenges faced by aging drivers and update you about current Minnesota transportation policy and how to become a better advocate.

As with all VAN Forums, the public, especially those 50+ are invited to participate in this interactive event. To register, go to the VAN website: www.vital-aging-network.org or call 651-917-4652. Special parking applies at Courage Center Golden Valley; check the registration page for more information.

"Disability Awareness, Living an Active and Engaged Life" is set for two locations in the metro area. Choose the one most convenient for you:

Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, Minn.

Thursday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Ave. S., Stillwater, Minn.

*An optional tour of Courage Center is available following both sessions.

The forum, part of the monthly VAN Forum series, features Courage Center speakers:

About Courage Center: Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors. For more information visit www.CourageCenter.org.

About VAN: The Vital Aging Network (VAN) builds the individual and civic capacity of older adults to create vital communities. Vital communities are communities in which people of all generations work together to find the right balance between meeting the individual needs of its people and achieving the common good www.vital-aging-network.org.

-- Candi Pettiford, a client, volunteer tour guide and community speaker -- Connie Shaffer, Driver's Assessment and Training -- Christian Knights, Public Affairs Associate

SOURCE Courage Center
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