By Ashley Corn
The Belton Journal will be hosting the 2013 Senior Expo on Sept. 24.
The Senior Expo has a large variety of booths set up throughout the Expo Center, all of them offering information from helpful people for senior citizens regarding healthcare, assisted living options, insurance, senior activity centers, and much more. Amongst those, will be Cornerstone Gardens.
On September 24th, the Belton Expo Center will be holding the 2013 Senior Expo.
The Senior Expo has a large variety of booths set up throughout the center, all of them offering information for senior citizens regarding, healthcare, assisted living options, insurance, senior activity centers, and more. Amongst those booths is Cochlear. One in three people over the age of 65 have hearing loss that hearing aids can’t help with. Cochlear is a manufacturer of implantable hearing solutions when hearing aids are no longer enough. Cochlear implants are implanted into the inner ear where the nerve deafness occurs, and provides direct electrical stimulation to the auditory nerve. It delivers sound in a way that mirrors the natural hearing process.
At the Bell County Expo Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the annual Senior Expo sponsored by the Belton Journal will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Passport to Adventure”.
The Senior Expo is a day for Senior Citizens to gather and have a fun time while getting tons of information that they need for free. More than 100 booths with information for seniors age 50 and up will be set up this year with a number of games and door prizes to be given away. A wellness center will be on sight to get a health screening and flu shots, which are needed every season. There will also be at least one informative seminar hosted by medical professionals.
Last year, the Senior Expo attracted more than 800 attendees, and this year's grand prize is a flat screen TV.
“This event at the Expo Center is always crucial for us seniors,” William Alexander said. “My daughter forced me to go, but I’m glad I did. It really does give a large amount of information on health related issues or things to prepare for that some of us may not know about, like cataracts and daily exercise routines to keep your body healthy or even just tips on having to move into an assisted living home. I recommend for anyone that hasn’t gone to go.”
Some of the information that will be available at the booths this year are: government programs seniors are eligible for, possible caregivers, daily exercise routines, senior healthcare, places for assisted living, senior centers and activities, healthy diets, travel agents for vacations and/ or cruises, eye health, patient safety for seniors, Alzheimer’s facts, jobs after retirement, and much more.
Booths are still available for booking, if you would like to inquire about one, call (254) 939-5754