Seniors Resource Fair free and full of information on Nov. 15

100 Mile Community Hall will be filled with health, fitness and business expertise

Melissa Smalley

Where can you find health-care providers, recreation clubs, contractors, counselling services, support groups and government staff all under one roof?

At the Second Annual Seniors Resource Fair set to take place at the 100 Mile Community Hall next week.

With the exhibitor tables booked up, attendees of the fair – which takes place Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – can expect to find a plethora of information, resources and services on hand.

Hosted by the AGE-FRIENDLY Society of the South Cariboo (AFSSC), the event is a follow up to a successful fair that took place last year, and society executive director Lea Smirfitt says she expects there will be a full house.

“It should be a good turnout, and we have very strong vendors this year.”

More than two dozen exhibitors are booked to participate in the fair, including support groups, such as the Canadian Council of the Blind White Cane Club, the 100 Mile Parkinson’s Support Group and the Caregivers Support Group.

Recreation groups, including the 100 Mile Curling Club, the 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society, the 100 Mile House Lions’ Club and the 100 Mile & District Historical Society will be on-hand to offer information to those who are interested.

Anyone looking for health resources will be able to speak with representatives from the 100 Mile House Vision Care Centre, Interior Health Home Health Services, Carefree Manor, Creekside Seniors Activity Centre, New Roads Nutritional Consulting and the South Cariboo Health Foundation.

Other businesses set to participate include Wells Gray Tours, Three R’s Construction, Store 2 Door Delivery, Homestead Services and Lifecycle Financial, plus several more covering a whole spectrum of interests.

“There really is something for everyone,” Smirfitt says.

Admission to the fair is free, and a light lunch will be offered by donation. To find out more, call 250-395-1353.