Senior/Boomer Expo Oct. 31 at Coweta County Fairgrounds

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Sandra McNease, left, of Jeffries Eye gives an eye exam to Janice Doster during last year’s Senior/Boomer Expo at the fairgrounds. This year’s event will be Oct. 31 with vendors being accepted now.

By NICHOLE GOLDEN nichole@newnan.com No one can avoid aging... it happens day by day. The Newnan-Coweta Council on Aging will have its second annual Senior/Boomer Expo to help baby boomers, seniors and caretakers plan for a positive future for themselves and loved ones.
The 2009 Expo will be held the Saturday of Oct. 31 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds' Conference Center on Pine Road in Newnan from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer "Ideas for Life." A health fair is part of the expo, and flu shots will be offered. The event focuses on healthy living and wellness, and serves to connect people with the services and resources they might need... before an emergency. Participants will learn about home health care, assisted living, travel opportunities, recreational programs and more. "We want to help people avoid the crisis," said Lizabeth Andrew of the Council on Aging. It's not just an event for the elderly, emphasized Connie Flanagan, council member. "We want you to know what's available for you and your parents," she said. At this year's event, there will be a "Get the Shred Out" campaign. The Council on Aging has partnered with a mobile document shredding company so that individuals can bring their old personal records to be securely shredded, free of charge. Exhibitors are being accepted for this year's event with a registration deadline of Oct. 16. For details, contact Andrew at 770-251-3045, or send an e-mail to: toandrew@numail.org .


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