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[News] North Shore Seniors' Health Expo returns with valuable insights and support for aging

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The North Shore Seniors' Health Expo, presented by Hero Home Care, is set to transform the West Vancouver Community Centre and Seniors' Activity Centre into a comprehensive hub for senior wellness on Friday, June 7, 2024.

This unique event, now in its sixth year, stands as the only one of its kind in British Columbia, offering a wealth of resources and information tailored specifically to the senior population.

Navigating senior health and wellness

With an impressive lineup of over 50 exhibitors and 16 educational sessions, the North Shore Seniors’ Health Expo is designed to address the holistic needs of seniors, focusing on cognitive, physical, social, financial and nutritional well-being.

"This expo is a remarkable event because it really brings together a big community of seniors who are thirsty for education on the topics they’re dealing with," says Jessica Walker, event manager of the North Shore Seniors' Health Expo.

The keynote speaker for this year's expo is BC Seniors Advocate Dan Levitt, who will provide insights and guidance on a range of issues affecting seniors today. Additional sessions will cover a diverse array of topics, including fall prevention, fraud awareness, osteoarthritis management and the emotional aspects of transitioning to retirement living.

Fostering community and accessibility on the North Shore

One of the core objectives of the expo is to enhance the sense of community among attendees. 

The expo's structure allows for easy access, with no registration required and free entry, ensuring that all seniors can participate without any obstacles. 

"We didn’t want any barriers to have the seniors come,” Walker says, emphasizing the expo's commitment to accessibility. “Sometimes having to register for something online is cumbersome for seniors. ”The event is also a significant social occasion for many attendees.

 "An event like this not only provides incredible information for seniors but it brings them together," Walker explains. 

The expo's communal spaces and dining areas are set to be bustling hubs of activity, offering seniors a chance to interact, share experiences, and build connections within their community.

Expo highlights and features

The first 250 attendees will receive a special expo bag, adding an extra level of excitement to the day. Throughout the expo, seniors can engage with a variety of exhibitors from healthcare providers to community service organizations, all offering services and information geared towards enhancing seniors' quality of life.

The expo will also feature free onsite health screenings, including memory testing and hearing tests provided by leading medical professionals. These services underscore the expo's focus on preventative health measures and its role in promoting senior health.

Anticipation for a dynamic day

As the event approaches, anticipation is building among the North Shore's senior community.

The comprehensive range of topics and the high level of community involvement make the North Shore Seniors' Health Expo a highly anticipated event each year. With its rich program and focus on senior well-being, the expo continues to be a cornerstone event for seniors in Vancouver and surrounding areas.

This year's North Shore Seniors' Health Expo promises to be an informative, engaging and community-oriented day for all involved, especially thanks to the support of all the event sponsors.

For more information about the expo, visit westvancouver.ca/north-shore-seniors-health-expo.

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  • Date

    May 08, 2024

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    North Shore News


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