Expo offers information, demos to enhance life, health of older adults
If you're in the 55-plus age group, you can learn all sorts of ways "to make life easier, safer, healthier and happier" at the Older Adult Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Cities Mall in Grand Forks, said Jami Schumacher, public ...
If you're in the 55-plus age group, you can learn all sorts of ways "to make life easier, safer, healthier and happier" at the Older Adult Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Cities Mall in Grand Forks, said Jami Schumacher, public relations manager for the Grand Forks Senior Citizens Center, which is hosting the event.
"This is going to be a fun event-the first of its kind in almost 10 years," Schumacher said.
It's a showcase that offers a wide variety of demonstrations, including chair yoga and Silver Sneakers fitness programs, intermingled with speakers and presentations.
Topics include housing and transportation options, home safety and fall prevention, estate planning and how to maintain good health.
A tuba quartet kicks things off at 10 a.m., and piano soloist Karen Herrmann performs at 11:30 a.m.
More than 35 exhibitors will provide useful information on issues that matter to older adults.
Event sponsors are Altru Health System, Edgewood Healthcare System, the German Law Group, KNOX radio and the Grand Forks Herald.
Shifting gears to an event with universal appeal-who doesn't love a parade?
Well, the first one of the summer season is coming up at 11 a.m. Saturday when the local Kem Shriners present their annual Spring Ceremonial Parade.
Grab the whole family and claim your spot on the parade route, which begins at DeMers Avenue and Fourth Street Northwest in East Grand Forks and continues on DeMers to Fourth Street in Grand Forks and then south, ending at Bruce Avenue.
Expect to see an array of Shrine uniformed units from around the region, including "two-headed cars," novelty vehicles with two front ends; a restored Model T and miniature Model Ts; and old squad cars and a paddy wagon, said Greg Bryson, a local Kem Shriner.
A drum and bugle corps, a flag corps from Devils Lake and "The Cycleers" from Cavalier also will perform, he said.
The North Country Fiddle and Dance group hosts a community dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Grand Forks Senior Center, 538 Rhinehart Dr. S.E.
Everyone is welcome; admission is your donation at the door.
For more information, call (218) 773-3850.
On Sunday, the East Grand Forks Senior Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with a classic car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a program and presentations at 2 p.m., and dance featuring the Honky Tonk Troubadours from 3 to 5 p.m.
All events are free.
For more information, call (218) 773-0821.
Music also will fill the air Wednesday when UND and community musicians present a Concert on the Greenway for the Alzheimer's Association from 7 to 10 p.m. near the 1997 Flood Monument by the Sorlie Bridge in downtown Grand Forks.
A free will donations will be collected.
For more information, visit the Wing Man Facebook page.