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50+ Senior Expo

Friday, May 06, 2011

50+ Senior Expo
Yesterday I attended a 50+ Senior Expo. If you have them in your area and are over 50, they are certainly worth checking out. They are geared towards seniors, and have tons of information (and free goodies) about Social Security, retirement, home improvements, health insurance, funeral homes, home health care, etc. Many give away free pens or pencils, mugs, cups, bag clips, tablets, reusable bags, even light bulbs. Some have bowls of candy and many have raffles. I don't enter many of them, as I find myself overrun with phone calls of them wanting to sell me their products. Some have artists doing caricatures, some even have students doing massages, and you can usually get your blood pressure checked and your bone density. Some have seminars, and there is usually some kind of entertainment. All free. I attend at least one every year (never need to buy pens or tablets!) Yesterday I went with a friend, and we spent almost 2 hours walking around, collecting goodies and talking to vendors about various things. We both had massages, won tickets to a local live theater performance (they have 'Chicago' coming in July.......my FAVORITE musical!) and got some screenings done, portraits drawn, even ran into people we knew. It was a great girls day out. Bottom line is they are fun, you can get tons of information and goodies, and they are free. Lucky me, I have one to attend again next week!
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  • v WALKZWDOGZ
    How cool! I'm envious. We don't have anything like that around here. And your caricature makes for a fun new avatar!
    1905 days ago
  • v KMYLIN
    oops! my bad! emoticon emoticon
    1908 days ago
  • v KMYLIN
    Nice! I loved seeing Sam's work! Now Sam's over 50 too! emoticon
    1911 days ago
  • v 4CYNDI
    Love the caricature of you. You know, this is the first year I qualify to do this. Sounds like a great place for getting a lot of good information. Thanks for sharing!
    1911 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Hi Linda,
    It is a great caricature of you.
    I will look into seeing about it being here in my town.
    Hope you had a great day.

    Debbie
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    1912 days ago
  • v MONTY68
    Hi Linda
    That had to be fun, I don't know if we have any in this area. Maybe I should research the idea. Great picture of you. congrats on your winning tickets to a show.
    Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.

    Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1912 days ago
  • v EVWINGS
    What a wonderful program for you to have in your area! We have a health fair once every year or so, but nothing is free!! Isn't that sad? And it isn't geared to those of us over 50. emoticon
    1912 days ago
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