Kathy White wants to help make people's transition into retirement as easy as possible when it comes to their homes and other properties.
White works with the Coast Realty Group, one of the cosponsors of the upcoming second annual Expo 50 Plus trade show, whose main sponsor is the Nanaimo Daily News, that will be held on Sept. 29 in Beban Park from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are already 60 booths signed up for the free event, geared to the growing demographic in the region that are 50 years-old or more, that will provide information on subjects and services that include health and wellness, retirement living for seniors, financial advice and travel opportunities.
The event, whose other cosponsors include London Drugs and Beltone Hearing, will also feature speakers at various times during the day, including Dr. Art Hister, the well-known doctor who dispenses health advice on Global Television.
Speakers from Berwick Retirement Communities will talk about retirement living and there will be presentations from Beltone Hearing on hearing aids and living with hearing loss.
"The Expo 50 Plus event provides a great service to the community," said Andrea Rosato-Taylor, sales manager for the Nanaimo Daily News.
"There will be lots of information on a variety of subjects and issues relevant to those who are 50 and over all under one umbrella and we invite everyone to attend."
White said realtors from the Coast Realty Group will also be giving talks during the Expo on people's transition into retirement and the need to downsize into smaller homes after their children have moved on.
She said more elderly home owners are also looking to make the transition into home care and the speakers will give advice on how best to deal with their properties at this stage in their lives.
"The majority of the new people in the region moved here to retire mainly because of the good services that are provided to them in this community" White said. "But we're also seeing larger numbers of people in their 30s and 40s setting up here as well and they are the next fastest growing demographic in the region."
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