Hosted by Franklin's First Voice 1050 WFSC, local businesses came together last Friday for the 2013 Senior Expo at the Macon County community building. The Senior Expo and Health Fair is held each year as a free event to give community members the opportunity to take part in seminars and health screenings while enjoying free entertainment and refreshments.
“The Senior Expo and Health Fair is a community event put together by WFSC in conjunction with the Macon County Senior Games that originated back in 2007,” explained Sean Gibson, vice president and general manager of 1050 WFSC. “I thought the turnout was terrific. We had over 20 exhibitors providing some great information and some great displays.”
According to Gibson, this year's event had even more visitors than last year, with more than 125 local residents attending to take advantage of information from the various vendors. “The folks at the community building along with the Macon County Senior Games and our live entertainment from Blue Ridge played a big part in the event's success this year,” said Gibson.
Angel Medical Center was on hand to distribute information about the hospital's offerings to the elderly. Russell Hawkins with Edward Jones and representatives with Macon Bank spoke with people about financial options.
“My wife and I come to the health fair each year to enjoy the music, visit with friends, and to learn about organizations in the community here to help us as we get older,” said Clinton Brooks. “We may look a little gray and may not need the help yet, but sooner or later we are going to join the rest of these old folks and it’s a great chance to get a lot of information all at once.”
The Senior Expo is held the first week in May, in conjunction with National Senior Citizens Month.