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Mark your calendars for the Senior Fair - Fun & Free!

Mark your calendars for the Senior Fair - Fun & Free!

NOTRE DAME, IN (February 5, 2014) - The Michiana Gerontology Institute (MGI) of Holy Cross College announced today their first annual Senior Fair.  "'Fun & Free' describes the event perfectly," said Malana Maher, co-chair of the organization.  "The event, which will be held at the Century Center in South Bend on Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to 3pm, is designed for those of us who are over 50," Maher continued, "and who want to have a great time while learning about new products and services that can make life better for us as we journey into the future."

The "free" comes in, Maher said, "with free entrance to the Senior Fair, free parking at the Century Center during the event, free food, free health screenings, free entertainment, and free education.  The 'fun' will be everywhere throughout the day at the Senior Fair."

The event will host approximately 100 exhibits and will include educational seminars, food samples from a variety of local merchants, and entertainment throughout the day.  Pat Adams, chair of the MGI, said, "Our sponsors, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Memorial Health Care, Harbor Light Hospice, and Comfort Keepers, will each offer short educational seminars on topics that concern folks over the age of 50."

"The Michiana Gerontology Institute is very pleased to host this event," Adams added.  "The Institute exists to support a co-operation between organizations and individuals who serve older adults through education, intergenerational outreach, service and advocacy.  MGI currently has more than 100 members, organizations and individuals who serve older adults in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan."

"There are still a few spaces at the Senior Fair open for vendors," said Jan Kostielney, chair of the event.  "Registration packets for vendors are available on MGI's website at www.mgi-hcc.nd.  We urge you to register soon to ensure you are able to participate in this event."

For more information about the Senior Fair-FUN & FREE or the Michiana Gerontology Institute, visit the MGI website at www.mgi-hcc.nd. You can contact Pat Adams by phone (574-239-8364) or email (padams@hcc-nd.edu) or Malana Maher (malana.maher@m2healthcareconsulting.com, 574-340-0110) for information or Senior Fair registration.