A few weeks before our last senior expo, a gentleman asked me what exactly was an expo. He caught me before I was properly caffeinated, so I gave him a bad answer. Here’s what I should have said (I’ve had three cups of coffee so far) …
The biggest benefit to hosting these expos is bringing companies and organizations that serve senior citizens to one large venue so that older adults can ask questions and get answers that can improve the quality of their lives.
Sure, the free breakfast and lunch are delicious. And there’s a ton of brochures, leaflets and swag to dump into the handy little tote bags we give out. But the exchange of information is the most important part of this.
You don’t have to worry about raising a fuss, rippling the water or ruffling any feathers. Everyone is there to share information and help others.
Some of the information available at our last expo dealt with surgical and non-surgical solutions for pain, independent and assisted living options, in-home care, massage therapy, speech and hearing, financial advice, funeral planning – you name it.
Our 2019 Thrive Over 55 Senior Expo takes place 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 29 at Christ Covenant Church, 800 Fullwood Lane in Matthews. The event will include door prizes, giveaways, breakfast and lunch. Admission is free.
We ask that people interested in going register in advance so we can effectively plan the right amount of food for breakfast and lunch. Email Adrian Garson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 704-849-2261.
Companies or organizations interested in becoming vendors or sponsors should email Adrian, as well.
I’m planning to consume about five cups of coffee beforehand to ensure maximum alertness. Hope to see you there.