Healthy Aging Fair returns to Lougheed Town Centre June 5
The friendly and informative Healthy Aging Fair returns to Lougheed Town Centre on June 5, to help seniors and their families to learn about services and options available in their community.
“It’s a one-stop place where they can get information on a series of needs that they may have,” said Nargis Kakar, the Healthy Aging Fair co-chair.
“I think it’s important because there’s a lot of services out there, but a lot of them are not easily accessible to seniors.”
This year, over 30 organizations will showcase products and services for seniors including transportation services, seniors’ housing providers, home accessibility solutions, and health support services.
“Seniors are here and they’re a vibrant part of our community and it’s our community’s moral obligation to support them,” Kakar said. “We owe it to them, they built this country that we are enjoying today.”
Organizers expect this year’s fair to be the biggest one yet, with more sponsors, booths, prizes and events, which include Chinese dancers from Cameron Centre, a comedy act, a chair exercises demonstration, a seniors swing band and a seniors belly dancing demo.
The fair is being put on by the Burnaby Seniors’ Interagency Society and is sponsored by the Mulberry Retirement Residence, the NewsLeader, and the City of Burnaby.
The fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.