Fifth an­nual se­niors information fair on Oct. 19

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL - Ran­dom Age-Friendly

Ran­dom Age-Friendly Com­mu­ni­ties Board is host­ing its fifth an­nual Se­niors’ Information Fair in Clarenville at the Clarenville Mid­dle School on Oct. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We’ve seen this fair grow each year. In 2016, we saw about 175 se­niors from the Clarenville re­gion visit the 36 ex­hibitor booths dur­ing the day. We an­tic­i­pate fur­ther growth this year.

Know­ing that, get­ting timely, prac­ti­cal information to man­age life and meet per­sonal needs is vi­tal for ac­tive ag­ing, Ran­dom Age-Friendly Com­mu­ni­ties Board feels these Information Fairs are a very ef­fec­tive way of dis­tribut­ing public information to older adults.

The day will be filled with var­i­ous busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions ready to share information on their prod­ucts and ser­vices.

Se­niors and their fam­i­lies will find valu­able information on den­tal, eye care, fi­nan­cial mat­ters, fit­ness and recre­ation, food safety, fu­neral ar­range­ments, gov­ern­ment pro­grams, health, home ser­vices, in­sur­ance, le­gal, li­brary ser­vices, med­i­cal alarms, nutri­tion, real es­tate, re­tire­ment homes, se­niors’ groups, ther­apy ser­vices, trans­porta­tion, and more.

In ad­di­tion to the ex­hibit booths, two information ses­sions will take place—Mary Hynes of New­found­land Fu­neral So­lu­tions and Tony Rose of Fire Emer­gency Ser­vices NL.

We will con­tinue with our book and puz­zle ex­change again this year. Ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to bring books and/or puz­zles for ex­change or to browse through the ti­tles and puz­zles and take one home. Any un­claimed books or puz­zles will be do­nated to groups or or­ga­ni­za­tions.

As usual, our se­niors will not only en­joy the information of­fered by our ex­hibitors, but they will also en­joy a nice lunch and some great en­ter­tain­ment by Art & Austin.

At what age are you con­sid­ered a se­nior? In many cases, any­one over 50 is classed as a se­nior. With this in mind, at this fair we hope to of­fer some­thing for each vis­i­tor, re­gard­less of age.

All se­niors and their fam­ily mem­bers from the Clarenville re­gion are in­vited to at­tend. Ad­mis­sion is free for ev­ery­one. The fair will take place in a scent-free En­vi­ron­ment.

To reg­is­ter, call Brenda at 709-466-2870.

At the fair in 2016, se­niors lis­ten in­tently to a pre­sen­ta­tion on ad­vanced health care di­rec­tive given by Lana Park of East­ern Health.

Se­niors dance to the great mu­sic of Art & Austin at the fourth an­nual Se­niors’ Information Fair.

Clarenville Area Co-op has been one of our faith­ful ex­hibitors since our first Se­niors’ Information Fair in 2013.

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