June 22nd, 2024

LSCO hosting annual showcase

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on June 6, 2024.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com

The Lethbridge Seniors Citizens Organization is hosting their annual Live Well Showcase today and Friday, providing an opportunity for community members to interact with more than 70 vendors offering services and products tailored to older adults.

Rob Miyashiro, executive director of LSCO, spoke Wednesday about their 11th annual event and the importance of providing seniors in the community to have so many services under one roof.

“This year we have over 70 exhibitors and five presenters. This year we are using much of our building,” said Miyashiro.

The event that usually takes place in the main gymnasium has expanded to other areas of the building, to accommodate more booths than before.

“It is a really good opportunity for people in the community to connect with service providers, vendors, sales people about different things that affect their lives in the community,” said Miyashiro.

He said those in attendance can expect to find people able to help them with financial planning, nutrition, housing and mobility equipment among other things.

“It’s also an opportunity for LSCO to showcase our building and we try to use it as a fundraiser as well. All the proceeds from this event go to providing support services that we provide at LSCO,” said Miyashiro.

He said funds are raised from the vendors fees to have their booths there, as well as the various event sponsors.

When talking about the importance of having multiple vendors under one roof, Miyashiro said he has received a lot of positive feedback from attendees in the past.

“A lot of people tell us that it’s great, especially let’s take housing for example, if we have four or five different housing providers for seniors, they can come here and talk to all of them in one afternoon,” said Miyashiro.

When it comes to selecting the vendors they want to showcase, Miyashiro said they look for those that offer services and products that will be beneficial for people as they age.

“Since we have been doing this for so long, we have people that will contact us to take part of it, we also have some people that we contract with to go out and try to find exhibitors,” said Miyashiro.

He said they are hoping to continue past trends and welcome between 900 to 1,000 people each day to the event. Giving them an opportunity to take their time to network with as many as vendors as possible.

The event will offer an opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers on different topics. Today at 11 a.m. Dr. Sarabeth Martin, urologist at Logan Health in Kalispell, Montana will be talking about Urology 101: taking charge of well-being as we age.

At 1 p.m. Dr. Joel Weaver, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Alberta will be talking about Alzheimer’s Disease: New hope and at 3 p.m. Travis Zentner from Cornerstone Funeral Home will be talking about Planning for Peace.

On Friday at 11 a.m. Austin Anderson from Letourneau Law and Kimberly Wescott from MNP will be talking about the importance of Green Sleeves. And at 1 p.m. Mitchell Lawrence and Georgina Longman, osteopaths at the Medicine Tree, will be talking about Dynamic Aging.

The event will take place today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information can be found at the LSCO website.

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