Healthy Living Expo attracts hundreds of seniors

Healthy Living Expo attracts hundreds of seniors

Sterling Height's recently organized annual Healthy Living Expo allowed hundreds of seniors of all ages to enjoy a massage and get heath advice for free, among many other activities.

Nearly 600 seniors visited the Sterling Heights Senior Activity Center to participate in Healthy Living Expo on 18th of September. The annual event was sponsored by the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

There were a variety of vendors specializing in a range of areas, including estate planning, assisted living as well as cooking. Many of the seniors present at the expo also participated in Zumba workouts.

They received a number of free health screenings for various potential health conditions, including oral cancer, mental health, bone density, hearing issues and blood pressure.

Patty LeDuc, communications coordinator with the Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, said, "Hopefully, they will leave with a lot of great information. If they've forgotten anything, there's a great resource guide. There's so much in here: home care, assisted living, insurance, financial…"

Dr. Frank McGeorge, an emergency center physician, advised seniors to stay active, eat well, and to take enough sleep regularly.

The expo also provided seniors with an opportunity to mingle with a beauty queen, Marion Upper, who was crowned as Ms. Senior Michigan in 2006.

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