The 50+ Expo will be held in Shelburne on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
By Greg Bennett
Whether you are interested in inner peace, making wine or even making love, the Shelburne County 50+ Expo will be the place to get information on it on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
The event, set for the Shelburne Community Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature dozens of exhibitors as well as a handful of interesting workshops.
Some of those workshops will include; demonstrations on how to use social media sites like Facebook and Pinterest and how to stay safe online; medication safety; Sex over 60 –sexuality and aging; and wine making.
With a list of 45 exhibitors that will include everything from the RCMP to the Shelburne Garden Club, Expo organizer Shawna Symonds says there should be something at the event for everyone who is older than 50.
“Our main goal is to keep our seniors informed …we hear so many times there is nothing to do …but they don’t know about a lot of these things,” she said. “This is also an opportunity for people to interact with each other.”
Besides the workshops and displays there will also be fitness breaks; Chair Yoga with Christine Curry and Gentle Fit with Alice MacDonald. As well, Rita and Phil Crosbie will demonstrate how to use sound therapy to help with healing, health, wellness and stress reduction.
Vendors with the Shelburne Farmers Market will be set up outside the venue to display some of the offerings at the weekly market.
Free lunch and snacks will also be provided.
Free transportation to the Expo is available through Sou’West Transit by calling in advance to 637-2572.
A grand prize draw for a new rocker/recliner chair from Shelburne Home Furniture will be held in the afternoon.
A committee of people representing health organizations, municipal, provincial and federal government agencies as well as community groups, has been working to put together the Expo since January.