Residents can get insight into ‘Aging Well’ in Forsyth County

John Thompson
Photo from a past expo.(Photo/Forsyth County Senior Services)

After a long pandemic, another sign of a new normal is springing into life.

The Forsyth County Senior Services’ annual Aging Well Expo is on April 14 at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College (3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard). The free event runs from 10:00 a.m.-to 2:00 p.m.

Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew said the community is excited to see the event return post-Covid restrictions.

“In the past, we’ve had more than 1,000 vendors and attendees at the event,” she said.

The expo is the longest-running wellness expo in the county, marking its 18th this year. It offers a look at various services for seniors.

“We have a wide variety of sponsors and vendors for our seniors,” Brew said.
Photo from a past expo.(Photo.Forsyth County Senior Services)

One of the components of the event is health screenings. Some of the screenings include blood pressure checks, bone density scanning, and cholesterol checks.

Some of the Aging Well Expo vendors include the American Cancer Society, home healthcare firms, financial firms, and rehabilitation facilities. County departments will also be there, including library services and parks and recreation.

Brew said caregivers would also have a unique experience at the expo.

“We’ll be providing assisted aid items to caregivers such as canes, jar openers, and magnifying glasses,” she said.

Attendees will also walk away with a bag of goodies, including snacks.

“We used to do a luncheon but decided to just provide snacks this year in light of the pandemic,” Brew said.
Photo from a past expo.(Photo/Forsyth County Senior Services)

The event is open to anyone focused on making life easier for the county’s seniors.

Brew said the expo also offers an experience that many seniors have not had in years.

“They’ll be able to talk to a person. Seniors enjoy interacting with people instead of a Zoom call.

For more information on the expo, click here.

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