Call your neighbors, family and friends because it is time for the 19th annual premiere lifestyle and health expo for active adults. The 2012 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 and valuable resources.
Each year Senior Expo hosts over 1,500 seniors and their families. For 19 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 Detroit Police Blue Pigs and Gentlemen of Swing entertain. Screenings go beyond normal blood pressure check and include: Carotid Artery Ultrasound, Hand Massage, Knee Pain / Osteoarthritis, Pulmonary Lung Function Evaluation, Mini Chair Massage, Spine Evaluation, Body Mass Index (BMI), Balance / Fall Risk Assessment, Knowing Medications, Tip Evaluation & Replacement and more...Ask the Experts will include a Geriatrician, Pharmacist, Nutritionist, and Safety Expert. 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 was developed by the Assumption Cultural Center and the Senior Expo Committee and is made available at hospitals, city offices and committee facilities.
WXYZ –TV’s JoAnne Purtan, co-anchor of Action News at Noon and 5 p.m., and "Don't Waste Your Money" Consumer Reporter, is this year’s keynote speaker at 9:30 A.m. JoAnne joined WXYZ in 1998. Before coming home to Detroit, she worked as an anchor/reporter at WRGB TV in Albany, New York. Her work has been nominated for well over a dozen Emmy Awards. In 2011 she won an Emmy for a story she did on her father, radio personality Dick Purtan, as he retired after some 50 years in the business. JoAnne will share experiences from her career. Her deep roots here make her passionate about this community.
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;, Bill Paskoules, Pat Lecznar, Sandy Stencel, Henry Ford Health System,: Terri Murphy, Home Helpers/Direct Link; Marian Battersby, Home Instead Senior Care; Judy Stark, Center For Lifelong Learning;
Heidi Uhlig , Services for Older Citizens; Sean Southers, ShorePointe Nursing Center and Village, Premier Health Care Management and Expo luncheon sponsor; Rick Lemanski, Simasko Law Offices, Lea Anne Ivory and Tracey Steeves , St John Providence Health System, Suzanne Szczepanski-White–Write Woman Publications.
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, Chas Verheyden Funeral Homes, Inc., Church of Christ Care Center, Harper Chiropractic, Henry Ford Health System, Home Helpers/Direct Link, Home Instead Senior Care, Relevar Home Care, Senior Helpers, ShorePointe Nursing Center, ShorePointe Village, Simasko Law Offices, St. John Providence Health System.
If there are unanswered questions about 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 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For further information call 586-779-6111 ext. 4.
Information provided from a release from the Assumption Cultural Center.