A spring senior expo in Scarborough  will give seniors and their families free access to 40+ sources of senior information Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the St. Maximillian Kolbe Church Hall, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough, during a spring senior expo.

spring senior expo in ScarboroughThe Expo, hosted by Maine Senior Guide and Beach Glass Transitions, will feature exhibitors including senior living centers, home care and home health options, downsizing and travel planning. Many thanks to gold sponsor Falmouth by the Sea/Foreside Harbor. VNA Home Health & Hospice will be providing free blood pressures. There will be Tai Chi demonstrations, antique appraisals and singing by the Yarmouth Community Chorus at 1 p.m.

Attendees can place their name in the drawing for a grand prize that includes play and concert tickets and dinner money. Speakers include DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew at 10 a.m., Dr. Peter Guay on joint replacements at 11 a.m., and a brief seminar on downsizing by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries at noon. The expo is sponsored in part by Falmouth by the Sea/Foreside Harbor. Expo admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. There is no registration required.

For more info about the Spring Senior Expo, visit www.maineSeniorGuide.com or contact Maine Senior Guide at 207-232-7847 or dmclean@maineseniorguide.com.

spring senior expo in Scarborough speaker lineup

Speaker lineup for the free Senior Expo in Scarborough on May 6 includes DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew, Maine Medical Center surgeon Dr. Peter Guay, Antique auctioneers from Thomaston Auction Galleries, and dementia care specialists. The Senior Expo runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Maximillian Kolbe Church Hall in Scarborough.

10:00 –  Mary Mayhew, Commissioner, Maine Department of Health and Human Services.  Commissioner Mayhew will talk about issues of current public policy relating to nursing home funding, long term care, home care services, and much more Come with your questions!

11:00 – Dr. Peter Guay of Maine Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center, will talk about new knee replacement options, and the latest remarkable trends in joint replacement in general. Dr. Guay, an orthopedic surgeon, has practiced for 25 years in Maine.

12 noon- Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will hold a short seminar on downsizing and how to evaluate your home’s contents. What should you take? What should you sell? How can you tell its value?

1:00 – Sedgewood Commons’  Rehab Manager Michael Kane, PT Bridget Moore, OT from the therapy department will talk about breaking down the barriers of therapy and working with all stages of dementia.

The spring senior expo in Scarborough is free and requires no registration. 40 exhibitors, ranging from home care and senior living to travel information and downsizing, will have booths. The Yarmouth Community Chorus will sing at 1 p.m. with ASL signing, and Tai Chi demonstrations take place at 10:00, 11:00 and 12 noon.

For more information, contact Expo hosts Deborah McLean at Maine Senior Guide (232-7847) or Lynn Peel at Beach Glass Transitions (272-2797).  Program available at www.MaineSeniorGuide.com.