COOKEVILLE –Plans are taking shape for the 15th annual Upper Cumberland Senior Expo, which is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion in Cookeville.
Organized by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability, the Senior Expo brings together businesses, service providers, seniors and caregivers in a one-day networking event. Participants have the opportunity to gather resources from vendors, vote in the booth decoration contest, receive door prizes and participate in hands-on educational activities. Each year, the Senior Expo attracts hundreds of seniors and caregivers from all 14 counties in the Upper Cumberland region, with optional transportation being coordinated at each county’s senior center.
The AAAD met with corporate sponsors on June 22 to discuss planned activities. This year’s event will include a costume contest. Attendees are encouraged to participate by dressing in tasteful Halloween costumes. Contest participants will be entered to win a prize.
Senior Expo corporate sponsors include Blue Coast Burrito, HomeCaregivers, HomeInstead, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Saint Thomas Hospital, NHC HealthCare, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Wilson Bank & Trust, Heritage Pointe, Quality Home Health, New York Life, Crestlawn Cemetery, Walgreens, Rogers Group, StoneCom, Putnam County Emergency Management Services (911) and Alzheimer’s Tennessee.
“We have a great group of corporate sponsors this year,” Upper Cumberland AAAD Director Patty Ray said in a release. “Our sponsors make the Senior Expo a fun, successful and valuable event for seniors and caregivers in our region.”
Who should come to this event? Typically, seniors are the main participants but caregivers and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend. For more information about resources in the Upper Cumberland, contact AAAD Family Caregiver Manager Clare Farless at (931) 432-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD), connects older adults and adults with disabilities with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find AAAD on the web at www.ucdd.org and at facebook.com/UCDDconnect.