Arlington’s Aging Well Expo offers residents the opportunity to learn more about the services and programs that are available for housing, volunteerism and their overall health.This free community event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center, will allow participants the chance to interact with more than 100 health professionals and to attend a variety of interesting speaker presentations on wellness that will engage and motivate adults of any age.Here are five reasons the Aging Well Expo is a must-attend event:
Interested in trying new exercises? Expo participants have a chance to check out five fitness demos, ranging from exercises that aim to improve your strength and flexibility to those that work to build your cardio health. Demos include mat yoga, line dancing, Zumba Gold and more. It’s never too late to start a fun and fit lifestyle!
The Aging Well Expo has a variety of education sessions scheduled, from panels discussing cultural and recreational opportunities in the Entertainment District and Downtown Arlington to programs that aim to help people with balance and long-term care concerns. This year’s keynote speakers, former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene and his wife, Sylvia Greene, will talk as long-time volunteers about the importance of staying involved in your community.
Health Screenings and Info
Make health screenings a priority at this event! Participants can take advantage of numerous screenings, including blood sugar tests, blood pressure checks, cholesterol panel screenings, pain and stress relief, orthopedic assessments, posture and movement assessments, balance/fall risk assessment, hearing, body fat analyzer, leg and vein problem screenings and more. Vendors at the Expo will also have information on cancer screening, oral health, vibration therapy, teeth replacement, hearing devices, clinical trials, mammograms, lift chairs, and much more.
Free Lunch and Prizes
You can’t beat free! The first 1,000 participants who pre-registered for the event will receive a free box lunch. Participants also have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the day for attending education sessions, visiting vendor booths and completing surveys.
Explore Self-Driving Vehicles
Expo attendees are invited to check out the City’s innovative, on-street autonomous shuttle service with Drive.ai. Anyone interested can also book a free ride on the self-driving shuttle by using the orange and blue Drive.ai kiosk at the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center’s north entrance.Related article: