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2018 People Plus Senior Health Expo - September 18

The 2018 People Plus Senior Health Expo will be held this year at the Brunswick Recreation Center (220 Neptune Drive, Brunswick Landing) in Brunswick on Tuesday, Sept 18, from 9 am to 1 pm. Last year saw a record turnout with over 70 tables and 700 participants! This event is made possible by the support of Coastal Landing Retirement Community, Highland Green, Mid Coast-Parkview Health, our Lead Partners Plus, and additional Partners The Vicarage by the Sea, Spectrum Generations and The Times Record. Sponsors include Avita of Brunswick/Sunnybrook Senior Living, Bankers Life, Bill Dodge Auto Group, Brackett Funeral Home, Bridges Home Services, Healthcentric Advisors, Healthy Living for ME, Neighbors, Inc, and ClearCaptions. Space for the event is provided by The Town of Brunswick. Special thanks to Cool as a Moose!

Admission is free and the first 500 people at the event will get a free swag bag. Free activities will be held throughout the morning including CHANS flu shot clinic, Massages with Massage on Maine, Technology Help Desk courtesy of Curtis Memorial Library, “Learn to Play Pickleball” sessions, Falls Risk Screenings with Healthy Living for ME, a chance to win free tickets on the Amtrak Downeaster, performances by Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, Video Otoscope Screenings with Mary’s Affordable Hearing Aids, Reiki Treatments with Hearts and Hands, tours of Coastal Landing Retirement Community, car winterization tips with Bill Dodge Auto Group, try the indoor walking track and more! Other activities include Yellow Dot registration, Good Morning and Volunteer Transportation Network program registration, and book signings and author chats courtesy of the People Plus Write On Writers group. Free Wicked Joe Coffee and treats will be provided, and light lunch will be available for purchase courtesy of Cohen on the Meadows.

Public transportation will be available to the Brunswick Recreation Center during the event courtesy of The Brunswick Explorer. When riders get on their regular bus, they just need to say “Take Me to the Expo!” Several return bus rides from the Brunswick Recreation Center will be made available.

Maine has the highest percentage of older adults in the country; and the Mid Coast is where this population is growing the fastest. The People Plus Senior Health Expo brings together a variety of resources for this increasingly important segment of our community.  The Expo provides an excellent opportunity to learn about products and services in the categories of medical services, fitness and health, technology, legal, community services, housing/respite care, and finance. In addition to providing a link between consumers and providers, this gathering also encourages networking within the community, thereby strengthening the value of products and service. For more information visit www.peopleplusmaine.org or call 729-0757. Watch for our Senior Health Expo Supplement in The Times Record on Friday, Sept 14 for event details.