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Seniors the focus of expo
Event offers help with fiscal, physical health
Elaine Kavanagh, left, practices tai chi with instructor Al Bond during a previous Forsyth County Senior Expo. This year’s event is Saturday at the Central Park Recreation Center. - photo by File photo
For more information about the Senior Expo, contact Forsyth County senior services at (770) 781-2178 or
Steven and Donna Porter say they’re excited about the Forsyth Senior Expo on Saturday.

The seventh annual event will feature opportunities for senior citizens to learn about health, safety and finance, as well as ways they can help their community.

The Porters said they’ll peruse booths from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Park Recreation Center, taking advantage of products and services of interest to the local senior population.

“They’ve got a lot of things they offer there,” Steven Porter said.

Last year, the couple’s visit included health screenings, advice from financial experts and travel brochures.

“There’s some good, useful information there,” said Steven Porter, adding that the event also is an opportunity to catch up with acquaintances. “We saw some folks we knew. Chatted a little bit. It was fun.”

Admission is free. Door prizes and refreshments are provided. Central Park Recreation Center is at 2300 Keith Bridge Road.

According to the county government Web site, senior services strives to be a “focal point where older adults gather for services and activities that respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in their community.”

There are two senior centers in the county, including 595 Dahlonega Highway and 7305 Lanier Drive.

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