Free Senior Expo set for Tuesday

Special to Leader-Press 

The 2018 Belton Senior Expo will be held at the Bell County Expo Center on Tuesday, Sept 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The theme is the Swingin’ 40’s. There is no admission and is a pressure-free event. 
This senior event focuses on entertaining and educating those approaching their retirement years or already retired. It is designed to showcase how businesses, civic organizations and activities in the Central Texas area make our community a “Senior Friendly” place to live. 
With more than 90 vendors, participants can pick up information on retirement living communities, health care facilities, financial planners, insurance, recreation and fitness, wellness, hobbies, charities, lifestyle products, home healthcare, pharmaceuticals, senior publications and rehabilitation centers, Medicare, Medicaid and after-life arrangements. 
The Expo features a wellness center, where Seton Medical Center and Scott & White Audiology will offer various free screenings. Walgreens will also be onsite to provide free flu shots to qualified seniors.
This pressure-free, fun-filled day will also include entertainment, special giveaways, and door prizes. Along with a 50-inch Samsung smart TV and 40-inch full HD TV, there will be a chance to win over 20 gift cards to various businesses throughout the community to include restaurants, animal care, vehicular care and more. 
There will also be a food truck contest where attendees can sample menu items and vote on the best food truck in attendance. 
The expo will host two speaker sessions downstairs to ensure it is easily accessible for guests. The first session will feature heart failure specialist Dr. Salman Gohar, MD. The second session will feature Rosa Hernandez, who will be speaking on Medicare. 
Sponsors of the event are The Belton Journal, Baylor Scott & White Health, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, Cornerstone Gardens, Senior Care Centers, KWTX, Townsquare Media and Seniorific News.

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