The 2016 Kootenay Seniors Fair is taking place on Friday September 30th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, 701 Lakeside Drive in Nelson.
TMTV (Teamwork Media TV Inc.) – Doors open at 10 am with local singer Mary Audia serenading arriving Fair-goers in the Lobby; the event goes until 3 pm. There is no charge for entrance to the Seniors Fair and all activities and services are free.
In addition to 37 vendor tables offering information about a wide variety of services, seniors can participate in belly dancing, chair yoga, tai chi and qi gong. Attendees can rest in the Café area, enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea, and listen to Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Elaine Dupuis’ play her vinyl collection from her “Memories” program.
There will also be on-site health services including hearing screenings, foot care checks, fall prevention awareness, and chair massage. Outside the venue seniors can take a ride in a horse & carriage, get a transit orientation on a real city bus or HandyDART, or take a free ride on the electric tram.
Seniors can get help with transportation to and from the Seniors Fair by calling Dana at 250.352.2708, ext. 10 by noon on Thursday September 29th. Anyone interested in volunteering can call Lamourah at 250.352.6011, ext. 10. For more information about the 2016 Kootenay Seniors Fair, contact Corrine at 250-352-2708, ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org or got to the Kootenay Seniors website at www.kootenayseniors.ca. Some activities are scheduled for particular times through the day so please ask about the program schedule if you are interested in a particular activity.
The Seniors Fair is organized by the Kootenay Seniors Service Provider Group, a project of Nelson CARES’ Age Friendly Community Initiative, and sponsored by the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, West Coast Grill, Columbia Basin Trust, Nelson & District Credit Union, Nelson Community Response Network, Oso Negro Coffee, and Kootenay Co-op Radio.