By Joe Southern
The Fort Bend Star’s third annual Senior Expo is in the books, having welcomed approximately 800 guests who came to learn about products and services available locally for those in their golden years.
“I am very pleased with the turnout,” said Star Publisher Jonathan McElvy. “We had many good, quality vendors and excellent speakers. We offered a real value for the time people spent with us.”
The event was held Oct. 11 at the Stafford Centre and featured nearly 70 vendors and food provided by Clancy’s Public House, Off the Vine Bistro and Shipley’s Donuts.
The vendors had booths highlighting everything from health and wellness to senior housing, medical, dental, wealth, retirement, entertainment, insurance, photo preservation and much more.
Speakers provided guests with a wealth of information on a variety of topics. They included Michael Wilhelm and Sondra Ford of Trusted Senior Specialties, speaking about “Medicaring, Advocating, Creating Solutions.”
Barbara Walker-Green of Advanced Wealth and Retirement Planning Concepts, spoke about “Your New Retirement GPS! Learn how to minimize the four major risks of retirement.” Dr. Kota Reddy of Reddy Wellness Center, labeled his talk, “What’s in your liver?” Faye Dreman and Brittany Jalomo of Watercrest at Katy and Shadow Creek Ranch, discussed “Retirement. Did you know…?”
Platinum sponsors of the Senior Expo include Watercrest at Sugar Land Retirement Living, Trusted Senior Specialist, and Advanced Wealth and Retirement Planning Concepts. Gold sponsors include Oyster Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care, Overture Sugar Land, Inspired Living, Capital Bank, Consolidated Planning Group, TexanPlus, Evolution Rx, and Medwin Family Medicine and Rehab.
Plans are already being made for the fourth annual Senior Expo on Oct. 10, 2018.