The City of Gaithersburg’s 4th Annual Active Aging Expo is a day filled with energy, educational talks, interactive demonstrations, facials, massages, and preventive screenings. This year’s theme is “Aging Smart, Aging Strong.” Learn how you can age successfully by keeping your brain active and healthy, reducing stress, caring for your skin to look your best, exercising to improve your balance, and tips for leading a healthier, safer life.
“Aging Smart, Aging Strong” features a variety of speakers including New York Times bestselling author Sophy Burnham, who wrote “The Art of Intuition: Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom,” and Dr. Revathi Vikram, who will present “The Human Genome Project and Your Family Tree.” Topics such as “Ask the Suburban Hospital Pharmacist,” “Hoarding 101,” and “Practicing Safe Stress” will also be featured.
All this and more will be available at the free Active Aging Expo on Monday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, next to Gaithersburg High School. The expo is hosted in partnership with the Montgomery Village Foundation, Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission, Montgomery County Recreation Department, JCA Connect-A-Ride, and Asbury Methodist Village. Not-for-profit organizations with information on health and wellness as well as businesses that specialize in serving older adults will also be on hand. Please note that the Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center will be closed on May 7 as all staff will be involved in this event.
No registration is necessary. Just show up and be prepared to change your life. For information and directions please visit the City of Gaithersburg website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/activeaging or call 301-258-6380.