Vicky Lilley came to the Vermont 50-Plus & Baby Boomers EXPO to see what it has to offer to mature Vermonters. "Lots of homecare and Fletcher Allen's here, and there's sales and items you can buy. It's a great place," says Lilley of Essex Junction.
Lilley says all the exhibits and activities are not only informative, but fun. "Interesting for me and my elderly parents, to be able to help them. Lots of fun people to meet, and lyric theater," she says.
100 information booths are set up for the 50 and older crowd. The Vermont chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was one of many organizations in attendance.
"Bridge with the community and let people know in that 50 plus age group about Alzheimer's. It's one of the biggest topics - we find in this particular age group - of worry," says Martha Richardson of the Alzheimer's Association.
The EXPO is in its 19th year and open to all ages. It's not only a great information session, but a great showcase for business.
"Seems to be going great, a lot of people showing a lot of interest. These show are always great," says Robert Jean of CJ's Home Improvement.
Hundreds of Baby Boomers and seniors attend the EXPO. Fred Powers shows up with his wife and father every year. "Come to enjoy all the exhibits and of course we're all getting older and see what there is for programs," says Powers of Williston.
Programs like Vermont Senior Games. "It's a program to encourage the senior population to be moving, and by moving you can gain well being," says Donald Kjelleren of the Vermont Senior Games Association.
For Lilley, she's happy there's such a big event in Vermont for her age group. "For the parents and me - I'm in that stage," she says.
Information, shopping, and fun - it's all a part of the 50-Plus & Baby Boomers EXPO.