Special to The Hays Daily News

Have you been thinking lately about issues related to aging? There is bright news about how to make the best of life's later years, whether you are nearing yours, already there or you are a caretaker for an older person.

Mark your calendar for Full Circle ... an Aging Expo, which is set for Sept. 26 at the Educational Service Center in Oakley.

The conference, which is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will explore some of the latest news and ideas on aging, lifestyle, health and making important life decisions. The cost for advance registration is $25 per person or $40 for two family members, and the fee includes lunch, snacks and drinks, and all session handouts. Registration at the door will be $35, but organizers cannot guarantee a meal for those registering the day of the conference.

Jeffrey Burnett, a faculty member in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Fort Hays State University, is the keynote speaker. Conference sessions will cover a variety of topics, including physical fitness, aging and attitude, estate planning, funerals, bequeathing keepsakes, pet therapy, theft and misuse of pharmaceuticals, living wills and other advance directives, rhythm therapy, and other topics to be announced.

To register in advance, contact Libby Curry at the Northwest Area K-State Research and Extension Office in Colby, (785) 462-6281. For more information, contact your local K-State Research and Extension Office or e-mail Tranda Watts at