Travel, Leisure & Fun for South Valley Adults

Senior Resource Fair and Fashion Show Scheduled

On Thursday, February 13, the Senior Care Organization will host Heart of Seniors, a senior resource fair, luncheon and fashion show for those 50 and older and caregivers for seniors. The event is designed to share the wealth of resources available for help and care of this growing age group and their families, while in a relaxed atmosphere, and will be held at the Visalia Marriott hotel.

"We want to reach out to all of our families and caregivers to get them more resources," said Shayna Fabre, event coordinator.

The keynote address, Making Elder Care Amazing: New Tools and Return to Basics, will be given by G. Jay Westbrook, M.S., R.N. Westbrook is a visiting faculty scholar from Harvard Medical School and clinical director of Compassionate Journey: A End-of-Life Education and Consulting Service. The presentation will include information on vital documents and directives for any adult.

More than 20 vendors will be on hand with useful information on senior care and matters involving the elderly. The fashion show will feature appropriate wear for the age group, with no mini zippers or low-cut attire, and is sponsored by A La Mode, the Dress Barn and Harley Davidson Fashions.

"We want to reach out to everyone and give them some peace of mind," she said. "It is important for them to know they are not the only ones going through this (the caregiver role)."

For those who want to attend the event but may have trouble getting away from their caregiver role, select local in-home health care providers are offering a discount to provide care during the Heart of Seniors day.

The Senior Care Organization was created when two separate groups in the South Valley interested in the well-being and care of seniors merged, with the goal of educating businesses and providing resources for the community. Membership is open to anyone including those involved in health care, in-home care, assisted living and hospice care.

For more information on the event and for in-home health care that day, contact Shayna Fabre at (559) 977-6812.


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