Senior EXPO Sept. 12-13 at Indoor Sports Center

Staff Report

LOVES PARK, Ill. — Lifescape Community Service’s annual Senior EXPO will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12-13, at the Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, Ill. Admission is free.

Thursday, nationally-known caregiving expert Gary Barg will lead an important panel discussion about the issues that affect caregivers. The panel includes local experts on the issue and will offer solutions to important questions caregivers may have. That’s Sept. 12, beginning at 10 a.m.

Friday, in keeping with the theme of “The Greatest Generation,” documentaries featuring local World War II veterans and created by students from Machesney Park Harlem High School will be presented in the stage area. The producers of these documentaries will discuss their production and will answer questions afterward. And a production created through Midway Village will also address the pain and sorrow of war through letters to and from soldiers and families. These, too, will be presented on stage.

And Helen “Sis” Waddell, a member of the Rockford Peaches women’s professional baseball team, will be available for autographs and pictures from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13. She is also an important part of the rebuilding of Beyer Stadium in Rockford, the Peaches’ home field from 1943 to 1954.

Plus, there will be the latest in products, programs, services and actvities for the older adult. Everything from health and finance, travel, personal improvement, entertainment and more. Not only will there be plenty of information, but also healthy cooking demonstrations and health screenings. In the fun area, you can learn about and play Pickle Ball. Talk with members of a local Goldwing motorcycle club and find out where all they’ve been.

And there’s an opportunity to win a fabulous prize at the end of the Senior EXPO Friday. All is explained in the EXPO Resource Guide available at the door.

From the Sept. 11-17, 2013, issue

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