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Fort Bend Senior’s Expo Held in Stafford Civic Center, Texas.

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Seniors with their families and caretakers flocked to the first ever Senior’s Expo at the new Stafford Civic Center on October 14, 2015. The Expo started at 9 AM and went on till 2 PM. Over 800 seniors attended the event. The turnout was surprisingly large and successful by any standards. Diane Strehl, Marketing Coordinator with the Fort Bend Star said that there were about 75 business vendors who had products that would help seniors live a stress free life.

Some of the noted community vendors were Fort Bend Transit which offers low fare bus / van rides for Senior citizens living in Fort bend to any area in the county for a dollar one way. One day’s notice is necessary by calling in ahead of time to schedule the bus ride. Seniors can also schedule a visit to their doctor if they called in 2 weeks to a month in advance.

Brian Mertz with Texas Caregiver Support Services offers a growing database for Seniors to help them find the nearest clinic, hospital, doctor, nurse, home health aide service and a  host of services that benefits them. There were also health vendors who addressed Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, Retirement Living and Care Centers, Advanced planning for funerals and Cremations, and financial advisors to help with early retirement.

Many Seniors were happy to attend this expo that specifically addresses their aging problems.  So far this issue has been ignored, but now the society is starting to become aware of and taking care to address it. Steps like this expo, with due credit to the Fort Bend Star in making this possible is a step in the right direction.

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