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Ethel Rasmussen, Manager, Office of Communications, Baltimore County Department of Aging

Over the last 27 years, Baby Boomer/Senior Expo has developed into a resource-filled, life-impacting, toe-tapping, two-day event to benefit boomers, persons with disabilities, veterans, older adults, caregivers, professionals and more. We, at the Baltimore County Department of Aging, strive each year to incorporate all of the guest suggestions, community needs and latest trends in the market into a fresh new show for our guests each year.

When our advertisement states “Discover the Power of Age at Baby Boomer/Senior Expo,” it truly means that regardless of your path in life, Expo holds features that will empower, engage and entertain you. Who couldn’t use a little of those three things in their life?

EMPOWER

Okay, EMPOWER is a strong word. How can coming to Expo for a few hours do that? Easy. Expo brings a multitude of resources to a one-stop shop. There is no travel time. Just pay the low admission of $2 or two canned food items and use your program book to chart your course through the show to find the vendors of interest. From housing to leisure to assistance, it is all in one building at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

Further, you can meet individually with many companies and agencies to EMPOWER yourself. For instance, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will meet with you one-on-one to advise you on the best Medicare Part D Plan for your medication needs (appointments required, call 410-887-2059.) BGE, Verizon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch will talk with you on new opportunities available to you in the fields of energy, technology and money.  Also, there will be a special Veteran Muster area to provide information on resources to seasoned and newly returned veterans and their families.

Lastly and probably the most important, Expo EMPOWERs you through free health screenings. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services and many other vendors will allow you to have health screening done and give you the results to share with your physician. Preventative health is the key to catching a condition or illness early before you go the doctor with symptoms. What could be better! Free! Plus Maxim and the Department of Aging are partnering to offer flu and pneumonia shots free of charge to those with Medicare Part B.

ENGAGE

ENGAGEment is key to life satisfaction and joy.  Baby Boomer/Senior Expo is all about it!  During the two-day show, you can find a variety of means to connect with the community.  No where is this connection stronger than within the County’s senior center exhibits.  We have a Power of Age Art Show that features local artists that are the champions from our 20 senior centers in seven different art categories ranging from woodwork to painting. Come vote for the Best In Show. Next energize your life by stepping into one of the fitness classes taking place on site and try a new exercise for free. If you like it, you can join a class in your community senior center.

Further, you can ENGAGE yourself by traveling through the Volunteer Fair and the Employment Fair. People of all ages are looking for means to supplement their income. The Employment Fair will bring local companies that are hiring as well as some region resources to help polish your employment search. If you are looking for a way to keep active and don’t want a job, then the Volunteer Fair is just the thing.  Here you can find rewarding ways to give back to your community and make a difference for generations to come!

ENTERTAIN

Let Expo ENTERTAIN you! From the moment is opens to the time it closes, Expo features a wide array of music to you. Do you like barbershop quartets, oldies, big bands? Then plan your day around the ENTERTAINment schedule. The not-to-miss favorite, who is back by popular demand, is the Original Drifters who will perform on Wednesday, October 22 from 4-6p.m. Who couldn’t groove to “Under the Boardwalk”, “This Magic Moment” and “Some Kind of Wonderful?”

Next, we have a Living Life to the Fullest Silent Auction that promises to offer many great baskets full of items to ENTERTAIN you.  From a weekend getaway in Washington DC or Ocean City to snowboarding lessons at Whitetail, the auction is a definite stop on your travels around Expo.

Also, you could win great prizes from the many vendor raffles that are ongoing in addition to the free gift that you get with paid admission. GBMC and BGE have sponsored a travel/medical document holder as our free gift this year.

EMPOWER, ENGAGE & ENTERTAIN

Are you ready for the experience? Baby Boomer/Senior Expo takes place on Wednesday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Timonium Fairgrounds. For more details, visit www.seniorexpoonline.com. 


Senior Expo photoEthel Rasmussen
Baltimore County Department of Aging

Discover the Power of Age by attending the Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Baby Boomer/Senior Expo on October 9 and 10 at the Timonium Fairgrounds. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday. Parking is free of charge and shuttles will be available from the parking lots and the Timonium Light Rail station.

Delight in free giveaways, including a night light sponsored by BGE and GBMC with admission. Admission to Expo is a great value for the resources, entertainment and more provided for only $2.00 or two non-perishable food items.  All proceeds benefit the Seniors in Need Fund.

Find a multitude of resources from over 300 exhibitors providing older adults and caregivers with valuable information on travel, home repairs, housing, energy options, fitness, financial planning and healthcare as well as products and services to purchase for gifts or personal treats.

Dance with the top of the line continuous entertainment on the Main Stage including The Original Drifters. Further, from Barbershop to Free Zumba Classes, Expo will put pep in your step and song in your heart.

Protect yourself at Expo with a flu shot or a variety of free preventive health screenings available.  Also, the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program will be available to counsel you on your Medicare Part D plan selection.

Win an outstanding item from the Living Life to the Fullest Silent Auction.  From a stay at an oceanfront condo in Ocean City to Orioles tickets to local gift cards to autographed Ravens memorabilia, the Auction has lots to bid on until 2p.m. on Thursday, October 10.

Visit the best two days of entertainment and resources for older adults, caregivers, professionals, baby boomers and more.  It is an event for all ages! 

For more information, visit www.seniorexpoonline.com or call 410-887-2594.


Senior ExpoContributed by Ethel Rasmussen
Baltimore County Department of Aging

Energize your life or a loved one’s by attending the Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Silver Anniversary of Baby Boomer/Senior Expo on October 10 and 11 at the Timonium Fairgrounds. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday. Parking is free of charge and shuttles will be available from the parking lots and the Timonium Light Rail station.

Delight in free giveaways, including a -tote bag sponsored by BGE and GBMC with admission. Admission to Expo is a great value for the resources, entertainment and more provided for only $2.00 or two non-perishable food items. All proceeds benefit the Fund for Needy Seniors.

Discover a multitude of resources from over 250 exhibitors providing seniors with valuable information on travel, home repairs, housing, fitness, financial planning and healthcare as well as products and services to purchase for gifts or personal treats.

Dance with the top of the line continuous entertainment on the Main Stage including The Fabulous Hubcaps and Jr. Cline and the Recliners. Further, from fashion shows to free zumba classes, Expo will put pep in your step and song in your heart.

Protect yourself at Expo with a flu shot or a variety of free preventive health screenings available. Also, the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program will be available to counsel you on your Medicare Part D plan selection.

Win an outstanding item from the Eye on the Prize Silent Auction.  From airline to Orioles tickets and local gift cards to an autographed Bob Dylan electric guitar, the Auction has lots to bid on until 2p.m. on Thursday, October 11.

Visit the best two days of entertainment and resources for older adults, caregivers, professionals, baby boomers and more.  It is an event for all ages! 

For more information, visit www.seniorexpoonline.com or call 410-887-2594.


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