18th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior and Caregiver Expo

Posted By | September 4, 2019 7:15 am

Plans are taking shape for the 18th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior and Caregiver Expo, which is scheduled to take place 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 22, at Life Church, in Cookeville.

Organized by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability, a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, the Senior Expo brings together businesses, service providers, seniors and caregivers in a one-day networking event. Participants have the opportunity to gather resources from vendors, health screenings, receive door prizes, and participate in hands-on educational activities, and free lunch provided by Platinum Sponsor, Quality of Families. Each year, the Senior Expo attracts hundreds of seniors and caregivers from all 14 counties in the Upper Cumberland region, with optional transportation being coordinated at each county’s senior center.

The AAAD staff recently met with corporate sponsors to discuss planned activities and this year’s theme, A Day At The Show: Come Connect, Create, & Contribute theme.

“We have a great group of corporate sponsors this year,” stated Upper Cumberland AAAD Family Caregiver Coordinator Clare Farless. “Our sponsors make the Senior Expo a fun, successful, and valuable event for seniors and caregivers in our region.”

In conjunction with the Expo, there will also be the opportunity for a caregiver training, 9 a.m.-noon. The cost for the training will $15, Contact Farless at (931) 476-4143 or cfarless@ucdd.org for more information and to sign up.

Who should come to this event? Typically, seniors are the main participants but caregivers and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend as well.

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