Free 55+ Senior Expo planned for Sept. 12

By AUTUMN HUGHES
Posted 8/25/19

Nearly four dozen vendors have signed up to participate in the Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo, a free event sponsored by the Cleveland Daily Banner and co-sponsored by Life Care of Cleveland, Garden Plaza of Cleveland, Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, and Cleveland Utilities.

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Free 55+ Senior Expo planned for Sept. 12

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Nearly four dozen vendors have signed up to participate in the Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo, a free event sponsored by the Cleveland Daily Banner and co-sponsored by Life Care of Cleveland, Garden Plaza of Cleveland, Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, and Cleveland Utilities.

The Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo is a community event focusing on maintaining an active lifestyle, and aging gracefully. It will include information about services available to older adults.

The Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo is another way the newspaper can reach out to the community and offer valuable information and services, according to Ralph Baldwin, publisher of the Cleveland Daily Banner. 

“We are glad to organize and sponsor this event for the benefit of mature adults in the Cleveland and Bradley County area,” Baldwin said. “We hope for a large crowd to stop in and learn more about staying active, senior housing options, health concerns, investing for retirement, Medicare enrollment information, travel planning, and other areas of interest to those 55 and older — as well as those approaching that age group.

“We think we’ve gathered an assortment of vendors who can showcase the services and programs available to benefit this community,” he added.

The Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Museum Center at 5ive Points. Admission and parking are free.

Sheena Meyer, advertising director for the Cleveland Daily Banner, said vendors will offer information to Expo guests, with some also offering items for purchase. In addition, the museum’s gift shop will be open.

“You will be able to buy museum memberships, as well,” Meyer said.

Vendors selling items include The Red Ribbon (gift items), LimeLife by Alcone Skincare & Cosmetics, Isbill Floral Gallery (gift items) and JVS Sales (promotional items and jewelry), Reefers CBD Dispensary and Bienestar CBD (CBD items).

Meyer said some vendors will also offer food sampling, including Bakery on Main, Cleveland Country Club, Jittery Joe’s Coffee & Gifts/Preferred Cherokee Pharmacy, and Tina’s Tummy Yummys (sugar-free and regular items).

“Several of our vendors will be having food at their booths, too,” Meyer said.

Those include Garden Plaza of Cleveland, which will serve popcorn

In addition, Bradley Rentals is providing additional tables for the event.

Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo participants are:

• Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

• Hughes Retirement Group

• Legacy Village of Cleveland

• Bienestar CBD

• Erlanger Health Systems

• Companion Funeral and Cremation Services

• Voytik Center Orthopedic Care

• Life Care of Cleveland

• The Richardson Group

• Ahlberg Audiology & Hearing Aid Services

• Museum Center at 5ive Points

• MyRide TN

• Beltone South

• Chattanooga Heart Institute

• Garden Plaza of Cleveland

• The Law Offices of Andrew B. Morgan

• Tina’s Tummy Yummys

• The Bridge at Ooltewah

• Cleveland Utilities

• Tennova Healthcare

• Bakery on Main

• Gastrointestinal Associates of Cleveland

• Cleveland Family YMCA

• Hearth Hospice of Cleveland

• Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

• Hospice of Chattanooga (Alleo Health System)

• The Red Ribbon

• Cleveland Country Club

• Isbill Floral Gallery

• Preferred Care at Home

• Jittery Joe’s Coffee & Gifts/Preferred Cherokee Pharmacy

• Reefers CBD Dispensary

• Premier Surgical

• Ocoee Insurance Services

• Tennessee Valley Urology Center PC

• Boundless Moving & Storage

• LimeLife by Alcone Skincare & Cosmetics

• Brookdale Senior Living

• Chattanooga Wellness Nature Health Center

• Cleveland Daily Banner

• U-Turn Institute

• Nationwide Insurance – Allyson Hannah

• JVS Sales

Meyer said, “it has just been amazing how excited the vendors are about this event.”

The Cleveland Daily Banner is providing goody bags to make it easier for guests to collect and carry information provided by vendors.

“We’re hoping for a great turnout so people can benefit from the information available,” Meyer said.

The Cleveland Daily Banner will feature a special section about the Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo in its Sept. 8 edition. The section will also be handed out at the Expo.

“It’s a 40-page section highlighting all the vendors,” Meyer said.

Meyer said vendors are providing door prizes to be given away throughout the Expo, with the Cleveland Daily Banner giving away two vacation packages. To be eligible to win a vacation, event guests 55 and older will collect stickers from all vendors on a grid printed in the event program; the completed grid will be turned in at the newspaper’s check-in table, and two winners chosen from valid entries.

Winners will receive a free, three-day/two-night vacation to the destination of their choice, from a list of Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties.

“There are no blackout dates, no peak season surcharges, no taxes and no deposits required,” Meyer said. “And packages are transferable.

“There are no time share presentations you have to sit through, no sales pitches, just the opportunity for rest, relaxation and recreation,” she added.

For more information about the Fifty-Five+ Senior Expo, call the Cleveland Daily Banner at 472-5041.

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