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October 3-4 Event Highlights Health and Well-Being

by Ethel Rasmussen, Baltimore County Department of Aging

Everyone is searching for the secrets to living longer and living well. Research has proven that one key tool to a better quality of life is empowering yourself with resources to enhance your living: mind-stimulating activities, fitness opportunities, community supports, engagement, and good nutrition. But where do you find these tools?

Baltimore County Department of Aging has simplified your search with a two-day event, the Power of Age Expo, October 3 and 4, 2018, at the Timonium Fairgrounds. In its 31st year, the Expo offers resources and enjoyment for older adults, caregivers, veterans, persons with disabilities and professionals.

Upon entry, the world of possibilities is opened to guests. Whether you are an active 80 year old looking for travel or health screenings, a caregiver caring in need of community resources to make your mother safer, a World War II veteran with questions about service benefits, or a professional looking to find tools to serve your clients better, Expo is the place to be.

The main stage will move and groove both days with amazing entertainment including Nashville recording star Josh Christina, Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., and the locally acclaimed band Appaloosa, Thursday from 1-4 p.m.  (Dancing is great exercise!)

You can visit feature areas including:

  • GBMC will offer games to discover their health services.
  • Giant will educate on nutrition and medication management.
  • Advanced Hearing will test your hearing and provide advice.
  • Baltimore County Department of Aging Senior Centers will spotlight classes and programs.
  • The Baltimore County Public Library will outline technology for library patrons.
  • A Veterans Muster will display programs helping veterans.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services will screen, educate and inform about their programs.
  • AARP will host a pledge to vote exhibit.

There are so many things to do that it could take two days to appreciate the many activities and features at the show. Plan to visit the following areas:

  • The Pamper Yourself Area, where Baltimore County Public School students will paint your nails at no cost.
  • The Power of Age Art Show, showcasing 70 artworks from around the County, competing to be named “Best in Category.”
  • The Flu and Pneumonia Shot Clinic to get a vaccine for prevention.
  • The Health and Wellness Corner, where local university and college students will provide free education and health screenings.
  • The Cuddle Shuttle, a pet-adoption van where you can adopt a fur-ever friend from Baltimore County Animal Services.

Expo guests will leave better prepared to live longer and live well, empowered by resources, entertainment and fun!

The Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Power of Age Expo is Wednesday, October 3, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Admission is a donation or two non-perishable food items.  

by Ethel Rasmussen, Baltimore County Department of Aging

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love shines at the Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Power of Age Expo at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Celebrating 30 years, the Expo offers resources and enjoyment for older adults, caregivers, veterans, persons with disabilities and professionals. The two day event takes place October 4 and 5, 2017 at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love headlines the continuous two-day entertainment with a special performance Wednesday, October 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m. In addition to a successful solo career, Love contributed vocals behind many 1960s hits including the Ronettes' "Be My Baby,” Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel,” Frank Sinatra's version of "That's Life,” and the Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron.” The veteran performer is widely known for “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” which she performed some 30 times as a holiday tradition on David Letterman’s late night television shows. Darlene Love’s career as a back-up singer was featured in the film “20 Feet from Stardom.”  

Guests at the Power of Age Expo can reimagine aging by joining a class with CCBC instructors, voting on the Power of Age Art Show, taking a creative selfie to post on Facebook, discovering caregiving resources and more.

Informational booths from Baltimore County agencies include a Technology Zone by the Baltimore County Public Library and a health screening area from the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services.

Career and Volunteer Resource Fairs offer opportunities to retool, refresh and rework individual skills. A Veterans Muster helps link veterans to resources dedicated to helping those who served in the military and their families.

Other feature areas at the Expo include resources from GBMC, BGE, Kaiser Permanente, Advanced Hearing Group, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and the STURDY Study.

From rock and roll legends to second careers to honoring those who serve, the Power of Age Expo offers new ways of reimagining aging.    

The Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Power of Age Expo, Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Admission is a donation or two non-perishable food items.  

Resources empower Baltimore area residents

The March/April edition of The Time of Your Life TV show features Reimagine Aging, an initiative of the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA); the Community Resources 2017 guide; and valuable information for caregivers.

Reimagine Aging - Joanne Williams, director of the BCDA, shares information about the agency’s 2017 initiative called Reimagine Aging.  Learn about the many facets of BCDA’s initiative, why this topic was selected and how the BCDA plans to challenge stereotypes and perceptions of getting older.

Community Resources 2017 - Debbie Orlove, BCDA community business liaison, talks about how this complimentary resource serves Baltimore County and City residents. To pick up your complimentary copy of Community Resources 2017, please visit your local senior center, Baltimore County Public Libraries, or call MAP at 410-887-2594.

Caregivers Program - Michelle Marseilles Bruns, manager of the NFCSP Caregivers Program at the BCDA, will discuss the agency’s upcoming Family Caregivers Annual Mini Conference at the Liberty Senior Center on April 22, 2017, from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  This is a free opportunity to learn about about advance care planning, caregiver stress, legislative updates, the National Health Care Decision Making Day and other resources.  For additional information about the conference, please visit; click on the caregivers information link, or call 410-887-4724.

Upcoming Opportunities - Debbie Orlove shares information about special events, health promotion opportunities and programs at Baltimore County’s 20 senior centers and Senior Box Office, options for lifelong learning, travel, health promotion planning, evidence-based programs, and special events and travel. 

To view streaming video of the full show, go to the Time of Your Life page at

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Sunday - 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

Monday - 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Wednesday - 12 p.m.

Thursday - 11 a.m., 9 p.m.

Friday - 12 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Saturday - 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

Revised October 16, 2020               
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