Richmond Chapter: CARP Richmond event to help ‘prepare people for aging’

Click here to read “CARP Richmond event to help ‘prepare people for aging’” -Richmond Review, June 16, 2015.

CARP’s Richmond chapter is hosting a seniors health and resources expo on Saturday, June 27 at South Arm United Church.

The free event will feature 75 vendors, seminars, food, live entertainment, and more.

CARP (formerly known as the Canadian Association of Retired Persons) started a Richmond chapter early last year. CARP Richmond has hosted many events and this one will be the biggest yet.

Dr. Victor Pauls, chair of CARP Richmond, says the event  is not just for seniors.

“We want to prepare people for aging,” he said.

Exhibitors range from the financial sector to health care to senior residences. Seminars will be held throughout the day on topics ranging from alternative health treatment to fitness to fraud protection.

Entertainment includes the New Horizons Jazz Group, the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, the Ukrainian Choir and Darleen Ketchum.

There will also be “cultural barbecue” and a playground on site.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. South Arm United Church is at 11051 No. 3 Rd. at Steveston Highway. See for more information.