Expo shows life begins at 60
For the 12th year running, around 100 exhibitors and 2000 visitors will join together for the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo - taking to the Pukekohe Indian Association Hall this October.
Alongside health, social services and medical displays there will also be entertainment and a wide range of craft activities, hobbies and social groups to peruse.
It’s a labour of love for the committee of 12 volunteers - including Judith Pellow, Allan Edmondson and Jacqui Church.
‘‘It’s a very special committee, with dedicated people on it that put their all into making the day a successful one for the participants and the visitors who come along,’’ said committee member Judith Pellow.
Allan Edmondson said the expo showcased what was available for the over 65 community, in the health and social service arenas.
‘‘They may not need it now, but maybe they will in the future,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s about showing what sup- port is available locally, so you don’t have to get onto that horrible highway.’’
Jacqui Church said that ageing was something that happened to us all, if we were lucky.
‘‘The expo is about living positive, active lives.’’
The Franklin Positive Ageing Expo takes to the Pukekohe Indian Association Hall on October 20 from 9.30am till 2.30pm.
It’s all free and all ages are welcome. A morning tea and lunch are provided, alongside a variety of entertainment groups throughout the day.
Members of the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo Committee, Allan Edmondson, Judith Pellow and Jacqui Church.