By Hailey George
Royal Palm Beach will hold its second Senior Expo on Friday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place in the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center at 151 Civic Center Way. The expo itself will be in the auditorium, but various health screenings will be done in a separate room.
The free event is aimed toward residents ages 50 and up. Its goal is to provide information and helpful advice for both seniors and their relatives. Vendors that cover all areas of life will be attending the event.
“We will have travel companies, wellness options, improved healthcare options, caregiver options, educational opportunities and free raffle giveaways,” Program Supervisor Jeannine Delgardio said.
The Royal Palm Beach Senior Expo connects older residents with valuable resources. These resources can be vital to both seniors and their family members. They can range from travel advisers to healthcare professionals and screenings. Not only are resources provided, but also great advice and opportunities to learn are available.
“We are going to have lots of different vendors from the Royal Palm Beach area,” Delgardio said. “We will also be doing some seminars from companies that want to tell about their company and give some good advice.”
The expo will address some issues of serious concern for seniors, but there is also some fun involved. For example, there will be free raffle giveaways and entertainment. A vendor will be selling food, and admission is free.
With a desire to reach as many seniors as possible, the Cultural Center is handicapped-accessible. There will also be plenty of parking available.
The first Senior Expo, which took place last July, was very successful, Delgardio said. She hopes that this year’s event will be even larger and more informative.
“The first one was a huge success, so we are hoping to get twice the amount of people,” she said. “I would say the first year we probably got about 600, and we are aiming for double that.”
The event brings a lot of issues to the surface, and the vendors are equipped to spread knowledge and share resources regarding these issues.
“I think it’s a great event for all the people in our community and the surrounding communities who are 50-plus. There is a lot of information provided, a lot of great companies that people aren’t aware of, and I think it brings awareness,” Delgardio said.
The Village of Royal Palm Beach is excited to bring another expo event to its senior citizens with the aim of reaching hundreds of people across the community.
“It’s a great event, and I would definitely suggest everybody coming to it,” Delgardio said.
For more info., call the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center at (561) 790-5149 or visit www.royalpalmbeach.com.