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May 21, 2014

Senior Expo set for today

TRAVERSE CITY — Seniors, caregivers and family can see what the area offers to its older population at the Ideas for Life Senior Expo today.

Exhibitors have booths to showcase health services, products, assisted living facilities and more. Media coordinator Rachel Krino said health care workers such as chiropractors and massage therapists sometimes offer brief, free services to expo visitors.

An interactive game show is set up in the center of the expo, and visitors can play games such as trivia, Name That Tune and Deal or No Deal. Area assisted living facilities will provide food at the expo’s Taste of Traverse – Senior Edition.

This is the 13th Traverse City Senior Expo, and Krino expects a crowd of more than 1,300.

“The folks we’d really like to reach out to are the caregivers,” Krino said. “People who are caring for their aging parents, who have questions about the services available.”

The expo raises money for the Bay Area Senior Advocates, which provides funds for senior support services in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. It’s raised more than $30,000 in the last five years.

The free expo is held at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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