Call your neighbors, family and friends because it is time for the 20th annual premiere lifestyle and health expo for active adults. The 2013 Senior Expo is coming to the Assumption Cultural Center located in the communities of St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods. The Expo provides area adults with an abundance of informative exhibits, educational seminars, valuable resources, luncheon and entertainment.
Each year Senior Expo hosts over 1,500 seniors and their families. For 20 years, this eastside community-based committee has dedicated itself to offering a day of health, wellness, recreation and community resource information to help design a happy, healthy and secure lifestyle. Visitors will enjoy over 50 exhibits about healthcare, retail products, managed care, workshops, Ask the Experts, on site health screenings, community resource center and activities and much more.
A complimentary luncheon will be provided by ShorePointe Nursing Center and Marchiori Catering and Gentlemen of Swing and Hosea Taylor, “Mr. Music “ will entertain. Screenings go beyond normal blood pressure check and include: Carotid Artery Doppler Screening, Hand Massage, Knee Pain / Osteoarthritis, Pulmonary Lung Function Evaluation, Mini Chair Massage, Spine Evaluation, Body Mass Index (BMI)/ Height & Weight, Balance / Fall Risk Assessment, Knowing Medications, Walker/Cane Tip Evaluation, Hearing Screenings, and more.
Ask the Experts will include Ask the Pharmacist, Bonnie Sysling-Salvador, RPH, "Benefits of Vitamin D" (St. John-Providence Health System), Ask thePhysician, Dr. Paula Kim, MD, "Successful Aging - Up to You Baby!" (Beaumont Health System), Ask the Nutritionist, Robert Lenning, RD, "Nutritional Facts not the Quacks", (ShorePointe Nursing Center) and Ask Senior Driving Expert Kim Kozakowski, OTR, CDI, "Safe Driving Tips for Seniors", (St. John-Providence Health System).
The Resource Guide, a valuable book for the older adult of available services throughout the Metro-area, is distributed at Expo and remains as reference all year through. The Guide is developed by the Senior Expo Committee and is made available at hospitals, city offices and committee facilities.
WDIV –TV’s Meteorologist, Brandon Roux, is this year’s keynote speaker. Before coming to Detroit and joining Local 4 News, Brandon was a Broadcast Meteorologist at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. Other stops over his career were at WFTC-
TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota, KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada and KIVI-TVin Boise, Idaho. Brandon will share experiences from his career and his active role with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Southfield, Michigan and the American Diabetes Association of Michigan. He is a passionate about finding a cure and being one of the proud faces of the disease in Detroit.
Senior Expo Committee members who have planned for the event all year long include:
Senior Expo Committee Members: Joan DeRonne and Olga Cardasis, Assumption Cultural Center; Sarah Hamilton, Bill Hamilton, Harper Chiropractic;, Pat Lecznar, Henry Ford Health System,: Terri Murphy, Rick Lemanski, Certified Senior Solutions, LLC, Marian Battersby, Home Instead Senior Care; Heidi Uhlig, Services for Older Citizens; Sean Southers, ShorePointe Nursing Center and ShorePointe Village -Premier Health Care Management and Expo luncheon sponsor; Tracey Steeves, St John Providence Health System.
Don’t miss the opportunity to include your company in this worthwhile event. Sponsorship and vendor sites are still available. Corporate Sponsors to date are: American House, Assumption Cultural Center, Beaumont Health System, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/Blue Care Network, Certified Senior Solutions, LLC, Chas Verheyden Funeral Homes, Inc., Church of Christ Care Center, Harper Chiropractic, Heartland Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Hearing, Henry Ford Health System, Home Instead Senior Care, Relevar Home Care, Senior Helpers, ShorePointe Nursing Center, ShorePointe Village, St. John Providence Health System.
If there are unanswered questions about resources for seniors as well as caring for an adult family member or friend, come to the Senior Expo for those answers and the latest information available for a population living longer, more active and healthier lives.
Expo hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For further information call 586-779-6111 ext. 3.
Joan De Ronne
Senior Expo Coordinator
Assumption Cultural Center
21800 Marter Rd.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080