This year’s event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the SPJST Lodge 88 at 1435 Beall St., beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Now in its seventh installment, the event provides access to resources, services, and businesses across the community that are imperative for senior care. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and greet with a variety of different vendors offering healthcare, insurance and transportation options while listening to experts tackle subjects important to senior health.
From 9:15-9:45 a.m., Dr. Rosannah Velasquez with Heights Dermatology will speak on Skin cancer prevention, skin cancer treatments, and general skin care.
Oncology Nurse Navigator Angela Sisk, MSN, RN, OCN, AHN-BC, ONN-CG, will speak from 10-10:30 a.m. on Chair Yoga and cancer prevention tips.
Immediately following, Dr. Kesha Zaveri will give a presentation about exercise and fall prevention from 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Seniors and will also be able to enjoy free breakfast and lunch, along with door prizes and other giveaways throughout the day. Cavatore Italian Restaurant will provide lunch for the event.
Further, while the Expo’s primary aim may be to specifically help seniors find some much-needed services and resources, Leader Publisher Jonathan McElvy said several types of caregivers in the community can also gain great insight into caring for senior loved ones during the event as well. At least 500 attendees are expected for the festivities.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to give back to our residents in a way critical to them at this stage of their lives, no matter what role they are in,” Leader Publisher Jonathan McElvy said. “Even if people in the community are not technically seniors, there are businesses here that offer wonderful services to those on the caregiving side of things. We hope everyone can stop by.”
Admission to the Senior Expo is free of charge. To register for the event visit theleadernews.com or call 713-686-8494.