“Spring Into Wellness” Expo Promotes Healthy Aging

“Spring Into Wellness”, an expo to promote healthy aging, will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Leo Hayes High School.

Free to the public, attendees can expect to enjoy a variety of booths and kiosks; complementary information sessions like will writing, hiking, and Alzheimer’s care, and physical activity demonstrations, like pickleball and zumba, running each hour, on the hour; and a live performance by “Second Chance Band”.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our vibrant community to come together, share, and learn about ways to stay mentally and physically active - and have fun at the same time,” said Eric Megarity, Councillor, Ward 6, and Chair of the City’s Age-Friendly Community Advisory Committee.

The interactive expo, hosted by the City of Fredericton and Age-Friendly Fredericton, in collaboration with the Central Branch of the New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers, and the Wellness Branch of the Department of Social Development, will provide retirees, and those soon to retire, with information and strategies to support a healthy, independent lifestyle, and to assist those seniors or their families who may require more support.

“We are so pleased to collaborate with all partners involved in this Expo,” said Pam Campbell, President of the Central Branch of the New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers. “Strong partnerships benefit the entire community.”

Free will offerings for the “Feed the Lions” program run by Leo Hayes High School gratefully accepted at the door. This program helps eliminate child hunger at 22 Fredericton schools.

The building is accessible, with ample parking, and washroom facilities.