Maricopa’s second Senior Info/Expo is set for Jan. 21 at City Hall.
If You Go
What: Senior Info/Expo
When: Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza
How Much: Free
Info: Arnold.Jackson@Maricopa-AZ.gov, 520-316-6817
“What we learned last year is that the people really appreciated it and wanted it to happen again,” said Arnold Jackson, the Age-Friendly Maricopa coordinator. “The attendees and the exhibitors gave it very high ratings.”
The inaugural expo focused on nonprofit vendors, but this year it is open to businesses as well.
Jackson said the expo is meant to provide resources to residents age 55 and over. It is also informational for caregivers.
Exhibits and workshops will include health and wellness, safety, business, end-of-life options, Medicare and legal services.
“They really liked the legal services aspect of it,” Jackson said.
Instead of having a keynote speaker, organizers are providing more time for the popular workshops.
City of Maricopa Fire and Medical will return to discuss home safety and resources. Arizona Hearing Center returns to offer hearing tests.
Attendees will hear from Maricopa Police Department and learn about Maricopa’s You Are Not Alone program. There will also be door prizes and surprises.
Maricopa is one of Arizona’s nine pilot sites for the implementation of a statewide initiative to create age-friendly communities. Jackson said the Senior Info/Expo is part of achieving that goal.
This story appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.