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Maine Township Swing to Spring Senior Expo Sign-ups Underway

The very popular Denny Diamond and the Family Jewels will perform.
The very popular Denny Diamond and the Family Jewels will perform.
Do you market goods or services to seniors?  If you want to reach the 1,600+ visitors who are expected to attend the 9th Annual MaineStreamers “Swing into Spring” Senior Expo scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014,  you can sign up for space now on a first come, first serve basis by contacting the Expo Office. Designed to link seniors who need services with vendors who provide them, the event will be held at Golf Mill Shopping Center. Product demonstrations, raffles, giveaways, and contests will also be part of the day’s activities.

In addition to an array of Township Departments, Presence Life Connections, Fireside Theatre, Honor Flight Chicago, Illinois State Treasurer, Illinois Secretary of State, AARP Smart Driver, Cook County Sheriff and a wide variety of other businesses and organizations have already signed up for spots which are in demand for anyone marketing to older citizens.  For the first time in history, seniors make up the largest group in terms of size and percentage of the U.S. population.  About 77 million people were born between 1946 and 1964.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is one of the major event sponsors along with The Journal & Topics Newspapers, Chicagoland Senior News, Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano and Maine Township. 

The overall event's extended hours will now run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. but exhibits will have new hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular Early Bird Bingo hosted by Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano will start at 9 a.m.

A Zumba Gold demonstration by Regina Mundt is planned for 11 a.m.  A fitness program for seniors, Zumba Gold transforms the Latin and International dance rhythms of original Zumba into a safe and effective total body workout for older adults that promotes not only physical fitness, but self-confidence.    

Denny Diamond & the Family Jewels will perform at 1 p.m.   The family trio performs the music of Neil Diamond—as well as other famous artists—including Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Dean Martin, and Ricky Nelson.

Coordinated by the Lions Club and the Lions Foundation of Illinois, free hearing screenings will be offered as part of the Expo’s activities.  The hearing test takes just a few minutes and results will be available immediately. The Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Facility will be on hand for renewal, replacement and corrections to Driver’s License/State ID Cards, vision screening with a Driver’s License renewal, Vehicle Sticker sales, Motor Voter registration and Organ/Tissue Donor information and registration. 

 “Each year, our Senior Expo becomes even more successful,” said Carol A. Teschky, Supervisor of Maine Township. “We are thrilled that MaineStreamers continue to offer this valuable community event and we greatly appreciate the cooperation of the fine folks at Golf Mill.” According to Teschky, the MaineStreamers staff is preparing to host an enthusiastic and record crowd of area seniors and their families.  

Golf Mill management has assured that the Expo will not be affected by any pending sale of the shopping center as noted in recent news media articles.  

Potential exhibitors and sponsors may inquire with the Expo Office at 847-720-4495 or download application forms from the Township website. For attendee information about this signature event, please call 847-297-2510 or visit the Maine Township website at www.mainetownship.com.

Regular Guy December 19, 2013 at 09:11 AM
This is an amazing event for any local business that markets to older citizens. For seniors, it's a chance to check out a lot of products and services or visit a state agency such as the Secretary of State for personal needs.

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