Taking place on September 13th at the Almonte Community Centre, an accessible facility, the event will start at 9:30 am, with the official opening taking place at 10:00 am. The doors will be open until 3:00 pm. There is no charge to attend the Expo, so come and spend the day!
Building on the success of the past two years’ Expos, preparations for the third annual Mississippi Mills Seniors’ Expo, 2013 – the largest seniors’ trade show event in Lanark County, is underway. Year one saw 35 exhibitors. Year two jumped to 73, and this year promises to be even bigger. Last year it was estimated that over 500 people attended the Expo. Some persons were lined up to get in before the doors opened!
What can visitors expect to find at the Seniors’ Expo? There will be over 80 exhibits of everything of interest to seniors – or “nearly” seniors, and their families – from health services to recreation opportunities, from housing to support services, assistive devices to the OPP and senior’s clubs. Hobbies for seniors will be on display, and short seminars will take place throughout the day. Names will be drawn for some great door prizes, many provided by exhibitors. A small lunch will be available at a reasonable cost. At the Expo you will find all of the elements to ensure a safe, healthy, active life in our community.
Started by the Almonte Baptist Church and Mills Community Support in 2011, the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County quickly saw the value of the event and jumped on board in 2012. This year the partners include the aforementioned, Fit Minds and the Lanark Chapter 55 of CARP.
For more information, contact co-chair, Jan Watson at 613-256-1031 ext 39 at Mills Community Support.