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UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging to Recognize Centenarians

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2016) — Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Centenarian Awards.

Those nominated for the Sanders-Brown Centenarian Award must be age 100 or older within the 2016 calendar year and must live in Kentucky.

Centenarians will be recognized during the "I Know Expo" on Sunday, April 3. The expo is a free event attracting more than 1,000 people annually. Scores of experts who know about healthy aging and coping with disabilities will be on hand for one-on-one discussions and informative presentations on housing, health care and insurance, legal and financial planning, living well and staying active.  

Centenarians will also be celebrated at the Sanders-Brown Annual Dinner on Thursday, April 7. The dinner will fund internationally recognized ongoing research at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, where researchers are engaged in the battle against Alzheimer's disease and other age-related illnesses. Captain Jim Lovell, famous for his calm, careful command of Apollo 13 will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, contact the SBCoA Foundation at 859-323-5374. The deadline for nominations is March 9. Recipients will be notified by March 30.

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