Special to The Hays Daily News

The Full Circle ... An Aging Expo planning committee is making a change. Because of weather and time concerns in the fall, the committee will move this year's expo to spring in the hopes of more daylight hours for traveling and less threat of poor weather conditions.

The next Full Circle ... An Aging Expo sponsored by Kansas State University Northwest Area Research and Extension and Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 23 at the Colby United Methodist Church

Registration information is available at any northwest Kansas county or district Extension office. You can also get this information by calling the Northwest Area Extension Office at (785) 462-6281 and ask for Libby or Becky. Registrations are due April 15 to receive an early bird reduction in price. However, walk-ins will be accepted at the door with no guarantee of lunch.

For those needing Continuing Education Units, contact the Northwest Area Extension Office at the number above so that arrangements can be made.

Dr. Tana Goering, KSN-TV personality, will be back by popular demand as the keynote speaker. She will discuss "How do you know when a trip to the doctor is necessary?"

Some other speakers will remain the same, but there will also be new topics to help with answering your questions about aging. Some of the new topics include the following:

* Mind-body exercises by Tina Harris, physical therapist. Harris will explain exercise for strength, flexibility, posture and balance.

* Beth Victor, a representative of the office of the Kansas Securities Commission, will discuss making investments, what you need to know to make those investments, and learning how to avoid being a victim since seniors are targets for fraud.

* Connie Bretz, SHICK counselor and district Extension agent, will be discussing getting extra help paying for your prescription drugs.

By request some topics are the same. These topics include elder law by Randy Clinkscales, P.A.; vitamin D by Glen McNeil, R.D. from Fort Hays State University; mind aerobics by Kathy Sikes, Alzheimer's Association, enjoying beautiful eye health by a Vision Source representative; when a loved one passes by Marilyn Cooper, LMSW; drug interaction by pharmacist Mike Larmer; and Affordable Kansas Travel by Jennifer Haugh, Kansas Department of Commerce.

For further information on Full Circle ... An Aging Expo, contact a local K-State Research and Extension Office, the Northwest Area Extension Office at (785) 462-6281 or e-mail Tranda Watts at twwatts@ksu.edu.