Windward Community College partners with Hawai'i state agencies to present a lifestyle exhibition for the Boomer generation
Free event focuses on financial security, health and wellness topics for those over 50University of Hawaiʻi
KANEʻOHE —The Boomers & Beyond Expo — Managing Your Wealth, Health and Security is a free event that focuses on the over 50s lifestyle, being held October 12-13 at Windward Community College (WCC). The expo opens the door to more options for individuals in the prime of their life, with information centering on leisure activities, financial security, health and wellness.
"We‘re very excited to partner with Windward Community College in bringing this event to the people of Hawaiʻi," said Valerie Marino, Community and Crime Prevention Chief of the Department of the Attorney General. "As you know, information is a powerful tool. And, we want to provide as much information as possible to our senior population so that they can make better and informed decisions in their lives."
Jane Uyetake, WCC program coordinator and Boomers & Beyond Expo coordinator, says the program is designed to reach and inform seniors, though the information is also relevant for those who provide care to senior citizens or those who are planning to retire in the near future. "Event goers will have a chance to talk to the experts in various fields, network with their peers, gather loads of information, and enter to win fabulous door prizes," says Uyetake.
The Free Exhibition portion of the Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Informational booths and exhibitors will offer hands-on advice on lifestyle, health, financial and personal security, housing options, education opportunities, clubs, volunteering, and sports. State, community and commercial services will also be available. Exhibitors include AARP Hawaiʻi, AlohaCare, Alzheimer‘s Association, American Cancer Society, Bank of Hawaiʻi, Better Business Bureau of Hawaiʻi, Panda Travel, the Social Security Administration, and many more.
Door prizes will also be awarded throughout the two-day event, including gift certificates from some of Hawaiʻi‘s best restaurants, travel agencies and, stores, gift packs of Titanium products, a paper shredder and other electronic products.
Free health screenings will be available in the WCC exhibition hall including blood pressure and body-mass index screenings. Free workshops on using laughter and exercise to cope with life‘s stresses, as well as tips on maintaining a brain-healthy lifestyle will also be presented.
Presentations are free, and offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13. Seats for presentations are limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Health presentation topics include Medicare prescription drug coverage, disaster preparedness, and alternative forms of exercising, and financial topics include social security, Internet safety and security, identity theft and fraud prevention, and more.
The Boomers & Beyond Expo is sponsored by WCC, Office of Continuing & Community Education, and the State of Hawaiʻi, Executive Office on Aging SMP Hawaiʻi (SageWatch) Program, and in partnership with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Office of the Securities Commissioner, and the Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division.
For a complete schedule of workshops, seminars, roundtable discussion topics and exhibitors, call the WCC Office of Community and Continuing Education at 235-7433 or visit: http://ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu/boomers.
For more information, visit: http://ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu/boomers.