Who said seniors can’t have fun? Thousands of California baby boomers are expected to flock to the The Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo this weekend to mingle with a crowd that knows exactly what they want. From free parking and admission to comedy shows and complimentary health screenings, the expo is a one stop shop for seniors to learn, laugh and enhance their lives.
“We’ve found that when people get older, they really do care to live a healthy life,” explained Golden Future Expo Event Director, Toyia Moore.
With over 80 vendors that provide a product or service for the senior demographic, this expo provides the resources to help attendees to be all they can be in the simplicity of of one big space.
“It’s only once a year. What really makes it special is the interaction the seniors have with the vendors who really do go out of their way to have a interactive experience,” said Moore.
According to Sal De Los Angeles, Manager of Community Education at Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, a large population of seniors are simply unaware of resources that would otherwise go unknown.
“One of the realities is that there are limited amount of resources in the community where people can learn about these types of issues. This expo is here to bridge the gap.”
Attitudes toward aging have surely changed in recent years with the advent of the internet, cell phones and social media becoming a staple in the lives of many in the senior demographic.
Local organizations far and wide have noticed the demand for seniors wanting easier ways to get informed.
While many may assume that the “new-lease-on-life” mentality reigns supreme when dealing with aging, it turns out most seniors are just adapting to the times and are eager to get out in the world.
According to the Director of Live Well Senior Program at Glendale Adventist Denise Miller,
“Seniors are aging differently than they have ever before. They are savvy and ready to get out and get going.”
The expo provides an avenue for seniors to navigate the healthcare system and perhaps open new doors to aging gracefully and stress free with the help of organizations like Glendale Adventist, American Heart Association and Blue Cross and dozens of others who will be administering free health screenings of various types.
Most importantly, the expo is a place for everyone to have fun. A comedy show, makeover stations, prizes and many other activities are in place to bring the smiles all day long for this once a year opportunity.
The Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo will be at the Pasadena Conference Center Saturday (May 7th) starting at 10:00 a.m.
For more information on the vendors and list of events, visit www.goldenfutureseniorexpo.com