“Nothing else matters, as long as you have your health.” That may be a familiar adage but it rings very true — and ever more so as the years roll by.  Staying healthy, it’s safe to say, is a PrideCenter_logomajor concern for many seniors, and The Pride Center’s sixth-annual Senior Health Expo is sure to attract a crowd of attendees.

The event will be held at The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors on Saturday, October 17.  Doors will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More than 60 providers in the fields of healthcare, aging and geriatrics will showcase their services and products to an anticipated crowd of several hundred seniors, their families and friends, Last year, over 700 individuals attended the Senior Health Expo.

Booths and display spaces at this year’s fair sold out in June to more than 60 vendors, who will offer valuable information on senior living facilities, home healthcare agencies, legal issues and a wide assortment of other areas affecting the well-being of our senior community.

LGBTSeniorHealth_copy1By vetting vendors for their open-minded values, the fair does address issues such as discrimination that may be a particular concern for elderly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) folk.  But of course most health matters relate to all the elderly, regardless of their orientation.

The Man Van provided by Broward Health at Imperial Point will be on site for a full complement of testing opportunities. Other medical tests, along with flu shots, will also be available. As in past years, the Expo will feature a variety of practical and engaging educational seminars focusing on the needs of the LGBT senior population.

Admission is free. Complimentary coffee and pastries will be provided by Stork’s Bakery, and there will be free lunches for the first 300 attendees. Furthermore, everyone is eligible to win one of many wonderful door prizes including a large, flat-screen television. The Senior Health Expo is a must-see!

The event is made possible thanks to a roster of great sponsors: Broward Health Imperial Point; AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF); Marrinson’s Senior Services; Trustbridge/Hospice of Broward County; Holy Cross Hospital; Park Summit; Eden Funeral Services; Johnson & Johnson; Senior Medical Associates; The Florida House Experience; Vitas Health Services; Barbara Falowski Funeral Services; Five Star Premier Residences Plantation; Garden Plaza; and The Horizon Club.

Community partners include Broward Health Imperial Point, Futurity First Insurance, Gilda’s Club of South Florida, SAGE of South Florida, SunServe, The Fort Lauderdale Prime Timers, The Light of The World Clinic, The Peninsula, The Pride Center Senior Advisory Council and Women In Network.

For further information, contact Bruce Williams, Senior Services Coordinator at The Pride Center, at 954-463-9005 ext. 109, or bwilliams@pridecenterflorida.org.