The Upper Cumberland Senior and Caregiver Expo held on Tuesday, October 22 at Life Church in Cookeville attracted 920 attendees, breaking the event’s attendance record from the past several years.
Organized by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, the Senior and Caregiver Expo brought together businesses, service providers, seniors and caregivers in a one-day networking event. Participants had the opportunity to gather resources from vendors, participate in health screenings, receive door prizes, participate in hands-on educational activities, and receive free lunch and entertainment provided by Platinum Sponsor, The Quality of Families.
The event was not only informational but included a lively theme, “A Day at The Show,” with event sponsors participating in a booth decorating contest. The winners of the contest include Grace Givers Home Care of Cookeville who received first place and Life Care Center of Sparta and Crossville who received second place.
“Our hope is that attendees leave the expo feeling more knowledgeable about the resources available in our region,” Clare Farless, UCAAAD Family Caregiver Coordinator stated. “It’s our passion to empower individuals with information they need to improve their quality of life, and this event would not be possible without our sponsors.”
Platinum sponsors for the expo included Livingston Regional Hospital, Blue Coast Burrito, Life Care Center of Sparta and Crossville, Home Caregivers, Home Instead Senior Care, Putnam Sheriff Department, Saint Thomas Hospital, NHC HealthCare, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Tennessee Tech University Caregiving Center, Heritage Pointe, Quality Home Health, StoneCom, Grace Givers Home Care, Joyce Healthcare, Eye Centers of Tennessee, TN Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, Bailey Manor, TN Department of Commerce & Insurance, Putnam County Emergency Management Services (911), WCTE, and Alzheimer’s Tennessee.
The Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find the AAAD on the web at www.ucdd.org and at facebook.com/UCDDconnect.
Senior and Caregiver Expo sponsors Grace Givers Home Care of Cookeville and Life Care Center of Sparta and Crossville received first and second place, respectively, in the event’s booth decorating contest.
Expo attendees enjoyed a free lunch and entertainment provided by The Quality of Families.