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5 reasons to attend this year’s Senior Expo

By Seniorleaf | Posted - Oct. 8, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.

Calling all seniors and caregivers: Do you find it challenging to find senior-related information? How about getting answers to your questions about senior care? Do you never know where to start, who to contact and where to look to get help and resources? Good news! The Senior Expo is here!

We know researching, visiting and calling every senior care provider in the state is nearly impossible. So, instead of spending your time in that overwhelming rigmarole, find what you need all in one place and enjoy yourself while you’re at it.

Here are five reasons you won’t want to miss this year’s Senior Expo.

It’s bigger and better than ever!

This year’s expo will be the largest senior services event along the Wasatch Front — ever. Participate in dozens of on-site health screenings and fun activities, and get all the senior care-related info and resources you need. Here’s what you’ll find at the expo:

Free health screenings and resources, including:

  • Cognitive care conference
  • Blood pressure and body mass index
  • Bone density test
  • Depression and diabetic questionnaire
  • Lung function testing
  • Joint and arthritis pain assessment
  • Genetic testing and cancer screening
  • Cholesterol check and heart health
  • Eye exam
  • Hearing and balance check
  • Flu, pneumonia, shingles and TDAP shots
  • Medicare prescription audit
  • Cognitive health medication review
  • Ask-a-pharmacist station
  • DNA testing kits
  • Instant price quote on any home
  • Housing options, care services and financial help
  • Respite and Senior Day services
  • Government and low-income housing resources.

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Activities, including:

  • Bingo (400 prizes!)
  • Pickleball lessons
  • Massage station
  • Two-day Genealogy Roots education event
  • Car show
  • Food vendors

200 local senior care companies all in one place

Representatives from over 200 providers will be there to answer your questions about low-cost housing, memory care, Medicare and Medicaid, veteran services, assisted living and much more!

Genealogy Roots education event

Does your family tree have some branches missing? Hone your genealogy skills at the Genealogy Roots education event for two incredible days of family history presented by prominent figures in the industry.

At Genealogy Roots you’ll:

  • Learn how to use DNA tech tools, brick wall strategies and storytelling in your real-life research.
  • Leave ready to implement new strategies and get that breakthrough in your own family tree.
  • Get useful research technologies from internationally-renowned genealogy experts Lisa Louise Cooke and Geoff Rasmussen.
  • Choose either a one-or two-day training based on your skill level (All levels welcome!).
  • Make new friends, win prizes and have fun!

Tickets are just $69 for the full two-day registration or $49 for a one-day registration. Are you ready to find those elusive ancestors? Register here.

It’s for seniors and caregivers

Seniors: You can’t have this expo all to yourselves, you crazy coots! Bring your caregivers along for the ride. They can find support from knowledgeable providers and advocates from across the state, and maybe you can finally beat them at Bingo.

Admission is FREE!

Need we say more?

Join us, along with 8,000 Utah seniors and 200 vendors for two fun-filled and educational days at the Senior Expo. The expo runs Thursday and Friday (Oct. 10–11) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy (9575 State St). See you there!

And lastly, we’d like to thank our Senior Expo Platinum sponsors SelectHealth, University Federal Credit Union and for helping to put on and support such a great community event!


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