Expo shows life be­gins at 60

Franklin County News - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - NATALIE POL­LEY

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.

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