LEWISTON — The 10th annual Aging Well Living Well Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 6, at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River in Bethel. Featuring workshops and lectures, the day-long event is a learning opportunity for adults, according to a news release from SeniorsPlus.

The Aging Well Living Well Expo is presented by the nonprofit SeniorsPlus, the designated Agency on Aging for Western Maine. Tickets for the expo, which runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., are $25 per person and include breakfast and lunch, as well as entrance to workshops. Tickets can be purchased at SeniorsPlus or by calling 800-427-1241. Raffle and chondola ride tickets can be purchased for an additional fee. Seats are limited, advance registration is recommended.

Workshops include Medicare 101 and making estate plans, as well as line-dancing, essential oils and model railroading. The more than 20 workshops to be presented at the expo cover a range of topics including law, health, exercise, cooking and art. Workshop titles range from “Antiques and Collectibles,” to “Self Defense and Safety Awareness,” to “Diabetes 101.” Workshops run 75 minutes each.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the expo, there will be musical entertainment by the duo Old School.

The expo begins with a breakfast keynote address by Maine author and inspirational speaker Lee Ann Szelog. She will lead the audience in creating a unique time capsule commemorating the event as well as teaching attendees how to create their own family time capsule.

“Our goal is to offer new learning opportunities to enlighten and encourage active aging and improved quality of life,” said Betsy Sawyer-Manter, president and CEO of SeniorsPlus, according to the release. Almost 300 attendees attended the expo last year. A complete schedule of programming can be found at the SeniorsPlus website www.seniorsplus.org.

SeniorsPlus’ major expo sponsors include Turner Publishing Inc., Healey & Associates, The Chapman House Home for Senior Women, Home Care for Maine, Martin’s Point Health Care, Beltone, CBRE/The Boulos Company, St. Mary’s Health System, Healthcentric Advisors and Woodlands Senior Living.

The mission of SeniorsPlus is to enrich the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities. Established in 1972, the organization believes in supporting the independence, dignity, and quality of life of those it serves.

SeniorsPlus covers Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties, where it is the Agency on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Center. The agency focuses on older adults, adults with disabilities, and families, and offers a network of support, including information and assistance, short-term case management, Medicare counseling, caregiver support and respite, prevention education, and Options Counseling. It provides nutritional services including Meals on Wheels and community dining in the tri-county, largely rural territory. Annually, SeniorsPlus serves 12,000 individuals.

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