Elderhood Project: Senior fair will celebrate ‘the good life’

Time once again for the annual Senior Fair, an event that brings thousands of people to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

It’s a time to socialize and learn more about what public and private agencies have to offer to our kupuna.

This is the 30th year for the fair, called The Good Life Expo 2014, and KHON2 News asked producer Mike Rossell if there are any big changes, to which he responded with an emphatic “no!”

“We find that the content of the show — with an emphasis on health and well-being, fitness — leading the theme parade,” he said, “along with the legal and financial advice available, and special programs for seniors.”

Twenty to 25,000 seniors are expected to attend the three-day event which begins next Friday, Sept. 26. There will be dancing, games, refreshments, and a chance to get the flu shots for the upcoming season.

“We’ve been accommodating the flu shot campaign for HMSA, Longs Drugs, and Kaiser for quite a long time and it’s been very successful,” Rossell said. “People find it convenient and expeditious to get their flu shot at the Senior Fair.”

The senior fair will end on Sunday, Sept. 28, with a blockbuster concert put together by State Senator Brickwood Galuteria.

“A combination of lively entertainment, featuring Danny Kaleikini, Jimmy Borges, Marlene Sai and, of course, this year’s ambassador, Melveen Leed and Brickwood himself will be among the performers playing music and also educating the audience about various things that they know are important to seniors,” said Rossell.

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