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CCU and AARP sponsor "Discovery Weekend" for retirees

August 7, 2003

Clarify plans for your anticipated retirement during a Discovery Weekend Oct. 10 to 12 at Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center, sponsored by Coastal Carolina University and AARP South Carolina.

"Mansions of the Soul: A Discovery Weekend" will explore national trends and personal issues dealing with relationships and emotions; challenges and opportunities in retirement; financial planning and relocation; and wellness and self-improvement.

Kathy Levine, former QVC host and current popular host of the Home Shopping Network and a best selling author, will be a keynote speaker, along with Muriel O'Tuel, a motivational speaker and author of the book "Footprints on the Heart."

Presentations will include:

Relationships Old and New Jim Rogers, parent and family life educator, CCU

Empty Nest Syndrome Elizabeth Simeone, family therapist

Caretaking Sister Connie Fahey, Mercy Hospice of Horry County

Grieving Our Losses Sister Barbara Gentry, Mercy Hospice of Horry County

AARP and You Pamela Roshell, AARP state director

Travel: The Jet Set Crowd John Vrooman, Atlas Travel of Conway

Sense of Community Margene Willis, Community Coalition of Horry County

Is My House in Order? Robin Morris, elderlaw attorney

Retirement Trends Peter Balsamo, Division of Continuing Studies, CCU,and Dan Owens, publisher

Relocation Jewell Knight, Coldwell Banker Chicora

Registration for the weekend is $129 per person or $249 per couple. For more information, check out the Web site at , or to register, call the Division of Continuing Studies at Coastal at 349-2665.