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  • 2024 PACC Downsizing & Senior Care Expo

    Presented by OhioHealth and Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home/Advance Planning

    The Pickerington Area Chamber’s first Downsizing & Senior Care Expo is Saturday, March 23, and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Held at the Wigwam Event Center, this event features a large expo with over 45 vendors representing the numerous and varied companies, organizations, and industries that serve the senior and caregiver population. This interactive and dynamic event will include hearing and BP screenings, yoga/cardio drumming demos, and a chair volleyball competition between Pickerington Senior Center and Redbud Commons! Exhibit hall is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See a list of exhibitors here.

    In the nearby Theater, the event will feature educational/informative sessions throughout the day (see topics/times below). Info sessions will run from 10:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
    Lancaster public transit will run a loop that day, as well as be available for reservations. More information to come. 

    The first 100 attendees are provided a free sack lunch, courtesy of The Senior Hub: Meals on Wheels.

    Poppy’s Roadside Diner will be on-site serving great American cuisine from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. And Snacks with a Twist will be selling their delicious salty and sweet treats.

    Valet parking will be available for those who have limited mobility.

    If you want to be an exhibitor at this one-of-a-kind event, register here or contact Kim Barlag at kim@pickeringtonchamber.com.


  • Wigwam Theater sponsored by Right at Home

    Info Session Schedule*:

    10:30 AM - Downsizing TipsRedbud Commons/Treplus Communities
    Discover practical tips and resources to assist in downsizing and reducing clutter in our lives.


    11 AM - Senior Living 101Oasis Senior Advisors
    Learn the pros and cons of senior living in various capacities, including staying in your own home, independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities.


    11:30 AM - Spot the Con/Avoid the CrimeBetter Business Bureau & Pickerington Police Department
    Learn how to spot the signs of financial scams and where to go to verify legitimacy. And learn about senior-targeted crime prevention.


    Noon - Brain HealthOhioHealth
    Learn about brain health and what you can do to remain as independent as long as possible. The session includes tips on nutrition, psychology, stroke prevention, and overall health to keep the brain healthy for ages 55 and older.


    12:30 PM - Medicare 101Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)
    Learn about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage options, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, and more.


    1 PM - Advanced PlanningDwayne R. Spence Funeral Home/Advanced Planning
    Learn about funeral planning and funding—how it works, why it’s important, and how it benefits you and your family.


    1:30 PM - Estate Planning/Probate Stebelton Snider Legal Services
    Estate planning is about more than a will. Protect your assets/your family’s assets through wealth preservation, inheritance, and business planning strategies.


    2 PM - Medication Safety for Older AdultsPickerington Pharmacy/Freedom Pharmacy
    Help loved ones manage prescriptions and medications and prevent accidental drug misuse, and learn how to interact with your doctor and pharmacist.


    2:30 PM - Caregivers Need Care Too!Best Days Senior Living
    Learn the difference between caregiver stress and burnout and how to manage both. Take the caregiver burnout quiz.


    2:50 PM - The Driving ConversationFairfield County Sheriff's Office
    Learn how to talk about driving with your loved one and resources to help.


    3:05 - 3:45 PM - Panel of Experts
    Didn’t get all of your questions answered? Come to this session for an open forum Q&A with representatives from The Senior Hub/Meals on Wheels, Fairfield Co. 2-1-1, Alzheimer’s Association, Violet Township Fire Dept., and more!


    Follow the event on Facebook at bit.ly/49uLt7d.

    For more information, contact the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce at (614) 837-1958 or kim@pickeringtonchamber.com. Learn more about the Chamber and all its events (including new and community-wide events) at pickeringtonchamber.com.

    *Topics and times may change based on unforeseen circumstances