Waupun Senior Expo is Thursday: Event offers something for young and old alike
WAUPUN — It labels itself “Informative. Empowering. Fun.”
The Waupun Senior Expo is offering something for both young and old Thursday at Central Wisconsin Christian School, 301 Fox Lake Road.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Tom Thompson is the president of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services and the Senior Expo Council, which organizes expos in Beaver Dam and Fond du Lac. He announced that all 48 booth spaces are taken, providing goods and services for the aging population and those who know and care for them.
“If you’re a senior or if you know a senior, then you should attend the Waupun Senior Expo,” Thompson said. “There’s going to be a wonderful variety of exhibitors and a whole lot more for everyone who attends.”
Exhibitors include Agnesian Healthcare, Visiting Angels, Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Nolan Insurance, Waupun Chiropractic, Beaver Dam Hearing Care, Southern Care Hospice, Waupun Festivals, Fond du Lac and Dodge County Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Summit Credit Union and more.
Vendor booths are open from beginning to end, along with an introduction to painting booth featuring Waupun artist Bernice Valentine, who will present the basics of brush techniques and how to mix and blend colors. Bingo will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a Master Gardener presentation at 10 a.m., a yoga demonstration at 11 a.m. with Rachel Kaminski of the Waupun Senior Center, and an entree cooking demonstration at noon by Chef Chanse.
A cupcake contest will be held with bakers to drop off a dozen baked and decorated treats by 9:30 a.m. Judging begins at 1 p.m. with prizes of $100, $50 and $25 for the top three bakers. Up to 20 people may participate. To register (before Monday) or to obtain more information, email Katie DeMaa at email@example.com or call 920-346-2241.
Lunch may be purchased from the Waupun Kiwanis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Door prizes will also be awarded.
One of the most important things being offered is help to deal with the issues and challenges that senior citizens face.
“As a kid, you probably had ‘the talk’ with your parents dealing with life issues and growing up,” Thompson said. “As life goes by and our parents get older, we might have to have a talk with mom and dad about issues such as driving, the need for extra help around the house, finances and insurance, health concerns and other issues. The services that are presented at the expo are related to those issues and are designed to help people to live as comfortably as possible in their senior years.”
There is plenty of free parking on the CWC campus.