YORK — The York and Clover chambers of commerce are teaming up to present the May 7 Western York County Senior Expo — an annual event targeting seniors, their caregivers and health care professionals.
The event, also sponsored by Individuals Caring for the Elderly, features up to 50 vendors who will offer information about services for seniors and caregivers, health screenings and more.
“We do this to provide a service to the citizens of Western York County, and opportunity to come in and hear from different organizations that can support their need, not only for seniors but caregivers,” said Paul Boger, executive director of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce.
He said more caregivers have been attending the event in recent years. “They take on more responsibility to help a family member or maybe a friend who has no family close by,” he said.
Boger said vendor space is limited to 50, and there are still some spaces left.
He said vendors and exhibitors include hospice and assisted living groups, health care professionals, organizations that promote exercise and a healthy diet for seniors, local government agencies that serve seniors and banks and investment organizations.
Boger said the event attracted 250 to 300 attendees last year, which is up from previous years.
The event had traditionally been sponsored by the two chambers until 2002, he said, when it fell by the wayside. In 2008, the two chambers resumed the expo with the addition of ICE.
The event is centrally located between York and Clover at Filbert Presbyterian Church, off U.S. 321. Some senior groups travel in vans or buses, and there is ample parking, he said.
Boger said the chambers have received positive feedback from the community for the service. “We’ve had excellent feedback. Everybody has been very positive,” he said.