Resources, exhibitors and informational workshops will return this year to the third annual Senior Info/Expo at City Hall.
The Jan. 20 event is free and open to the public.
As in previous years, attendees will have access to information on dementia and Alzheimer’s, Community Emergency Response Team volunteer opportunities, city transit services, crime prevention, victim advocacy, fire and police services, and senior legal issues and concerns.
Popular workshops on Medicare, Social Security, identity theft and fraud will return this year, as well as hearing and vision screenings among many others, said Arnold Jackson, Age-Friendly Committee coordinator and event organizer.
New this year are workshops on preventing falls and unintentional injuries, and resources for caregivers.
As the event grows, so does its list of vendors. Jackson estimated this year’s event will include a 25-percent increase in the number of exhibitors compared to last year.
“(In 2017), we had over 300 people that attended, so I would anticipate that will continue to grow as well,” Jackson said.
A main goal of the City’s Age-Friendly Committee is providing seniors opportunities to connect with other generations. Jackson said the expo is one way to do that with exhibits on recreational trips and excursions and information on other social events.
IF YOU GO
What: Senior Info/Expo
When: Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza
How much: Free
Info: 520-316-6817, Arnold.Jackson@Maricopa-AZ.gov
This story appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.