“Spring Into Wellness” Expo 2019 to take place April 27

The “Spring Into Wellness” Expo 2019 promoting healthy aging will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Leo Hayes High School. Admission is free, no tickets are required, but donations will be accepted for the Feed the Lions school hunger program providing lunches to students in need at Fredericton area schools.

This year’s attendees can visit 50 vendors and enjoy more complementary presentations than previous years. Presentations and ‘try-it’/physical activity demonstrations on a variety of subjects run each hour on the hour.

Topics and presentations include Canada’s new food guide, Tai Chi, care for the caregiver, mindfulness, budgeting - offered in English and French, carnival games, and more. Additional information can be found on the City’s webpage at www.fredericton.ca/AgeFriendly.

Feedback from previous expos has led to the addition of a free shuttle service this year, available by reservation, from designated pick up locations. To book your free shuttle service, please contact Adam Grant at 506-460-2272 or adam.grant@fredericton.ca, by April 23.

“Our community is incredibly fortunate to have so many individuals and businesses dedicated to our older adults and caregivers,” said Coun. Eric Megarity, Chair of the City’s Age-Friendly Community Advisory Committee. “Come out and learn about some of these tools on Saturday, and have a little fun, too. You’ll be glad you came.”

The interactive expo is being hosted by the City of Fredericton and the City’s Age-Friendly Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the Central Branch of the New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers, and the Wellness Branch of the Department of Social Development. It will provide older adults and caregivers with information and strategies to support a healthy, independent lifestyle, and to assist those who may require more support.

Leo Hayes High School is accessible, with ample parking, and washroom facilities.