There are no real secrets to the art of aging. What you need is right here in your own back yard, but many people are not aware of all the resources that exist. That’s why every fall Aging Together and its partners showcase the region’s programs and organizations that help everyone age well.
This fall Aging Together will host three “mini” expos throughout the region. “Mini is a relative term, as these events will certainly bring a wide audience, but each will be a condensed version of the original format”, says Ellen Phipps, Executive Director of Aging Together. The revised layout allows for a broader reach to people in the region who may not have the means to travel to another county, or who don’t have the time to do so. Each “mini” expo will still bring a big variety of vendors with important information and resources regarding services and programs for older adults; Covid vaccines, healthcare screenings; food; and fun activities.
Each Expo will be different and reflect the flavor of its location in the region. Separate committees are helping plan and organize the Expos, creating a diverse group of participants that varies from one event to another. “The committees have been strategizing to make these expos informative, interactive and fun”, says Phipps. “You might participate in anything from health screenings to flower arranging, to listening to some relaxing music, to a 55 and over job fair. A variety of exhibitors with all kinds of relevant resources will be at each, and if you are a burger and subs kind of foodie, the “Catch the Chef” and possibly other food trucks will be offering sustenance.”
With the exception of food, the Expos and activities are presented free of charge to anyone in the region. You don’t have to be a resident of an expo county to attend. And the Culpeper Expo will include vendor participants from Orange and Madison Counties. No registration is required.