Hometown Senior Fair
April 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
While I generally talk about elder law topics in this blog, I would like to dedicate one post to a project that I have been working on for the past couple months. The Law Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC is coordinating the Hometown Senior Fair, which will take place on May 23rd.
This is the third year my office has organized the event and I’m pleased to say that every year the fair gets a little better for attendees and vendors alike. Events like this prove to be an excellent way for seniors to discover providers that are dedicated to senior needs. I feel the face-to-face engagement of a vendor fair is one of the best ways to “shop” for services. Many times if a senior is looking for something like physical therapy, insurance or healthcare their only resource is a phonebook. At a senior fair, attendees can talk one-on-one with the owners or employees of the business and get a better understanding of the service they provide. It also allows for the senior to ask questions in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Of course many people are drawn to an event like this because of the “freebies” and our Hometown Senior Fair certainly has plenty of giveaways including hotdogs, ice cream, drinks and a variety of free take aways from the vendors. Other attractions at the fair will be Wii Bowling, manicurist, free chair massages and blood pressure screenings.
But what I really hope attendees walk away with is an understanding of the senior services and senior-centric businesses in our area. Being a senior in these economic times can be challenging but there is usually someone who can help, if you know where to look. That is exactly what we are trying to accomplish. Get the people who need assistance to the business or agency that can help.
If you would like to attend the Hometown Senior Fair, here are the details:
Hometown Senior Fair
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
1:30 – 3:00pm
Fox Valley Older Adult Community Center
1406 Suydam Rd
Sandwich, IL 60548
Contact: Law Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC
The Law Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC. is located in Sandwich, Illinois and focuses on elder law and Life Care Planning for clients. Their office may be reached by calling 815-570-2334.