For the first time since 2019, Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA) hosted its annual Healthy Aging Expo on May 18, at the Anah Shriners in Bangor. This year’s expo, presented by AgingME: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, brought together over 70 vendors ranging from health insurance, home care, hospice, caregiver services, housing, health and wellness, and so much more.
The event, formerly known as the Senior Expo, has been rebranded with a new age-positive name after EAAA joined the Maine Council of Aging’s Age+ movement Last year. The initiative works to build an age-positive culture in Maine with healthier people and communities, and a stronger economy by intentionally addressing age bias in all its forms. EAAA Executive Director, Tabatha Caso shares more about the Healthy Aging Expo:
“The expo has always been able to connect adults with the things they need to live a purposeful, healthy, and engaged life,” Caso, said. “We feel it’s important to rebrand the expo in a way to ensure we are including all aging adults. Aging successfully looks different for everyone, it could be planning for retirement and end-of-life care, thinking about long-term housing options, learning about Medicare, getting involved in wellness and enrichment classes, exploring health care options, seeing how assistive devices can help maintain independence and more.”