Theme – Kentucky Derby
Ideas for Life Senior Expo 2019
Bay Area Senior Advocates (BASA) are proud to announce the 18th Annual “Ideas for Life” Senior Expo, scheduled on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, in Traverse City, Michigan.
All ages are invited to attend, as the expo features many local and statewide services available to older adults, their caregivers, friends and family. By hosting such a wide variety of exhibitors, the expo serves as a convenient and engaging way for people to learn about the range of programs and services available in our region.
The theme for this year’s event is “Kentucky Derby” and will feature over 100 organizations offering products and services to help seniors and their families navigate aging successfully. Attendees can expect to find wellness screenings and giveaways, as well as the information from service providers. The expo is an engaging event for everyone, as creative exhibitors share product samples, and interactive games.
Expo proceeds support the BASA Cares grant program. Each year, BASA awards ten $1,000 grants to organizations in the community that support older adults. They also allocate $15,000 to assist seniors’ unmet needs—everything from heating assistance to dental care.
Again this year, attendees can sample a variety of food offerings in a unique “Taste of Traverse” strolling luncheon at the event. Food will be served throughout the duration of the event allowing everyone to enjoy a leisurely day.
“We know that when people realize what is important to help them live their lives to the fullest, they will not only be happier, but will live longer as a result. As advocates for older adults in our community, our goal is to assist in any way we can to help families and individuals gain the information they need to prepare for the future,” says Amy Northway, Monarch Home Health Services.
BASA (Bay Area Senior Advocates) is a collaborative organization of senior service providers serving Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Antrim counties. If you would like to learn more about BASA or want to investigate membership in this collaborative group, check us out at basatc.org.