Free Santa Monica “Boomers And Beyond” Expo Saturday

Friday, 12 Apr 2013, 9:22:00 AM

Brenton Garen

WISE and Healthy Aging will host an action expo this Saturday, April 13.
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WISE and Healthy Aging will host an action expo this Saturday, April 13.

WISE & Healthy Aging and the City of Santa Monica are

sponsoring the Westside’s largest older adult expo this Saturday, April 13 at

the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

The 2nd Annual Boomers and Beyond! Action Expo is a free

event open to the public from 9 am to 2 pm.

The expo was created to bring together adults aged 50 and

older with a broad range of service providers, products, and resources all of

which enhance healthy living.

Attendees can meet experts in the areas of healthcare,

finance, real estate, aging in place, health and well-being.

There will be wellness presentations from Yo San

University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Runway Fashion Show from Santa Monica's

Main Street storeowners, and Health Screenings from UCLA.

Grace Cheng Braun, President and CEO of WISE &

Healthy Aging, said last year’s inaugural expo was held on weekday with more

than 600 attendees and 50 plus exhibitors. 

“This year, with the event on a Saturday when working

‘boomers’ can more easily attend, we’re expecting to double our attendance and

already have many more exhibitors participating,” Braun said. “This is a free

community event for anyone who is interested in learning about ways and

resources to support healthy aging.”

She said the one-stop event was a wonderful opportunity

for the senior community. 

“We’re involving more local businesses,” she said. “As an

example some shops on Main Street are working with us to provide their latest

clothing lines to be modeled by seniors from our organization at a 1 pm fashion

runway.”

The Civic Auditorium is located at 1855 Main Street,

Santa Monica. Parking is free.

For more information, visit www.wiseandhealthyaging.org.

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