50+ Senior Expo at Rochester OPC

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) collaborated with the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRC) for their 50+ Senior Expo on October 4 and offered attendees a wealth of information, resources, education and fun from over 70 exhibitors. The event was designed for adults 50 years of age and older, caregivers, friends and family.

Johanna (Jo) Allen, Executive Director and Nancy L Salvia of Community Foundation of Greater Rochester - Photo by Sonya Julie

Johanna (Jo) Allen, Executive Director and Nancy L Salvia of Community Foundation of Greater Rochester – Photo by Sonya Julie

The event featured services and resources focused on senior living, health and fitness, finances, nutrition, health screening, caregiving, adult education, travel and much more. Tables included Rochester based entities including the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester and The Women’s Fund.

Jim K, volunteer for the Road Scholar who creates learning adventures through travel - Photo by Sonya Julie

Jim K, volunteer for the Road Scholar who creates learning adventures through travel – Photo by Sonya Julie

Visitors experienced demonstrations featuring Pickleball, dance for Parkinsons, and arts & crafts. Food trucks were on site with lunch and included food from Marconi’s Pizza and The Mean Weenie. A raffle was held; and American House Senior Living Communities presented the grand prize worth $250.00. Funds raised from this Expo supported Meals on Wheels for area homebound seniors.

Volunteers from St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Rochester Sharing Information with an Attendee - Photo by Sonya Julie

Volunteers from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Rochester Sharing Information with an Attendee – Photo by Sonya Julie

 

 

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