Event To Address Aging Population Needs

(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – Dozens of organizations, businesses, and individuals will be making their way out to Amherstburg on June 11 and 12 to help seniors in the region discover services, resources, and activities specifically designed for them.

The 2018 Active and Aging Well Expo, hosted and organized by Amherstburg Community Services and the Town of Amherstburg, will be a one-stop shop for everything from home health care to yoga demonstrations curated specifically for seniors, older adults, and caregivers.

“We really wanted to appeal to as many people as we could,” said Kathy DiBartolomeo, the executive director of ACS. “We all age differently and find ourselves with a variety of different needs. Some of us are looking for activities and hobbies to keep us busy, others will be looking for services that provide support for a specific need. We’re excited that this event will cover all of that and more.”

Rick Daly, the manager of recreation services with Amherstburg, said he is excited by the responses seen by businesses which have been invited to take part in the event.

“Amherstburg’s population is getting older. It only makes sense that we offer programming, activities, and events that cater to our older adult population,” Daly said. “With the response that Amherstburg Community Services is getting, the expo looks to become an annual event that will educate and entertain our seniors on the many activities and services offered in our town.”

The Active and Aging Well Expo will take place on June 11 and 12 from 10am until 4pm at the Libro Credit Union Centre in Amherstburg. Over 35 different vendors will be at the event to provide demonstrations and presentations throughout the day.

Admission is $5 at the door and will include a boxed lunch and access to various raffle prizes. For more information contact Amherstburg Community Services at 519-736-5471.

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