Over 11,000 local baby boomers and seniors will head to the popular Baby Boomer and Senior Expo on October 22 and 23, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. This year’s Expo, presented annually by the Baltimore County Department of Aging, follows the theme ‘Power of Age – Mapping Your Journey.’ The two-day event features information, resources, entertainment, demonstrations, products and an array of exhibits and services tailored to local baby boomers and seniors.
One of the highlights of the Baby Boomer Expo is the extensive exhibit show with over 300 exhibitors and vendors. This extensive trade show offers baby boomers valuable information on everything from traveling, home repairs, housing, fitness, energy conservation, financial planning, wellness and healthcare to product giveways. Here is a complete list of Baby Boomer/Senior Expo exhibitors.
Other popular Expo attractions include:
- a Technology Zone sponsored by Verizon;
- Be Mobile, Drive Safe Zone tips on older driver safety;
- energy conservation tips by BGE; and
- wellness screenings by GBMC and other health care providers.
Boomer veterans will have the opportunity to participate in the Veterans’ Muster, where they will find a one stop shop of resources, information and programs geared to their needs. Attendees may also take advantage of the Expo’s Employment Fair and Baltimore County RSVP’s Volunteer Fair.
Boomers will also enjoy the Fitness Demonstration Stage, organized by Baltimore County Senior Centers, where they can try out numerous free exercise classes. Fitness demonstrations, including Zumba Gold, Tai Chi and Yoga span across the two days. An impressive silent auction with an extensive list of items up for bid will also be offered.
Entertainment at the Expo is always outstanding and this year’s headliner is The Original Drifters. This renowned group from the 60s will take the audience on a musical journey of their past with such favorites as “This Magic Moment”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Save the Last Dance for Me.” The Drifters will appear Wednesday, October 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.
A number of county agencies and elected officials will be on hand so boomers can get information and answers that they need and learn about future aging services. An Art and Craft Contest showcasing the talents of older adult artists is another highlight of the Expo and boomers and seniors can even get their annual flu shot there.
The Baby Boomer/Senior Expo’s opening ceremony will take place at noon on Wednesday, Oct 22, with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presiding. Admission to the Expo is $2 or two cans of non-perishable food. With paid admission, guests will receive a free travel/medical document holder courtesy of BGE and GBMC. Proceeds from the Baby Boomer/Senior Expo are donated to the Fund for Needy Seniors, which provides emergency assistance for Baltimore County seniors.