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Mark Your Calendar for a Free Senior Fair

Keystone Community Services and Macalester Plymouth United Church are co-sponsoring a senior Fair themed “Facing Aging as a Family.”

Senior citizens and their family members facing transitions associated with aging will have the opportunity to meet approximately 20 senior services providers at a one-day fair on May 6, 2017.  “Transitions:  Facing Aging as A Family,” is co-sponsored by Macalester Plymouth United Church and Keystone Community Services.  The fair will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the church, located at 1658 Lincoln Avenue, just west of Macalester College.

The event will feature approximately 20 senior service providers in home care, moving and downsizing, financial services, estate planning, adult day services, housing, real estate, hospice care and more.

“The gifts and challenges that come with aging affect the whole family,” says Reverend Adam Blons, lead minister at the church. “We hope this event connects families to community resources so that they can face the challenges of aging with dignity, creativity, and stronger relationships. We invite elders and family members to attend the fair together.  It’s an opportunity to limit the sense of isolation that can surround us as we grow older.”

“We are honored to collaborate with Macalester Plymouth United Church on their upcoming Senior Fair,” says Mary McKeown, Keystone President/CEO.  “At Keystone Community Services our mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and families. In our Senior Program we support seniors to help them age with dignity, connection, independence and health.”

The fair’s transitions theme will be highlighted by keynote speaker Anne Simpson, author of the recently published book Do you feel as old as you are:  Conversations with my Granddaughter.  Simpson, who holds a lay diploma from United Theological Seminary, is also the author of Through the Wilderness of Alzheimer’s:  A Guide in Two Voices which she co-authored with her husband Bob during his journey with Alzheimer’s.  

Ruhland’s Strudels will be available for purchase at a food truck stationed in the church parking lot.  In addition to a wide variety of savory and sweet strudels, freshly-made hot and cold drinks and Bridgeman’s Ice Cream will be available.   

Event Date: 
May 2017