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“All Things Senior” Expo offers information and entertainment

Seniors in Tai Chi Class

  Feb. 11, 2013

  Contact:  Nick Molinari, Recreation Supervisor, 480-312-1733,

“All Things Senior” Expo offers information and entertainment

Senior citizens – those 65 and older – are now at the top of the heap in U.S. Census numbers according to www.seniorjournal.com.  This group is now, for the first time, the largest in terms of size and percent of the population in the United States. It grew at a faster rate than the total population between 2000 and 2010, according to recent census data.  In 2010, the older population represented 13 percent of the total population, an increase from 12.4 percent in 2000.

Here in Scottsdale, more than 40 percent of our population is older than 50. In addition, our community has the largest percentage of senior citizens for U.S. cities with a population exceeding 100,000.
To help address the issues and needs of our aging population, Scottsdale senior centers are hosting an “All Things Senior” Expo. The free event, sponsored by McDowell Village Senior Living, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.

The Expo will provide a "one-stop-shop" for those looking to connect with valuable local resources for housing, recreation and fitness, transportation, health and wellness, retail deals, travel and much more.

About 120 exhibitors will be on hand to provide information and demonstrations.  The event also features live entertainment and health screenings. The Scottsdale Police Department will be on hand to accept and properly dispose of expired and/or unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Scottsdale Healthcare will be conducting free health screenings, including a “sleep lab” and stroke risk assessment. 

Get more information by calling the Granite Reef Senior Center at 480-312-1700 or visiting www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/seniors.

Other sponsors include Westminster Village, Pueblo Norte Senior Living, Lovin’ Life After 50 Magazine, the Springs of Scottsdale, A-AAAKey Mini Storage, Life Care Centers of Scottsdale, Maravilla Senior Living, Heritage Home Healthcare, The Manor Village Life Centers, I Need an Angel, Sustainable Seniors and Paul Johnson Jewelers.