Saturday, October 4, 2008

Senior boomers can learn about living well at Oct. 8 expo

Submitted by CASSANDRA FINCH • Senior Boomer Expo • October 1, 2008 Crystal Gayle will perform at nighttime concert after day of programs Grammy Award-winning country music star Crystal Gayle will perform at Living Well, a health-and-lifestyle expo sponsored by SecureHorizons by United Healthcare. The expo's evening concert will be at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. The performer Gayle is best known for her international smash, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." Gayle will headline a full day of entertainment, community resources and health programs designed to enhance the lives of Middle Tennesseans who are 50 and older. The Living Well Expo begins with a day program that runs 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. For the first time, a special evening wellness and lifestyle program have been added from 5 to 6:45 p.m., with Gayle taking the stage at 7 p.m. Living Well is produced by Senior Boomer Expo. The expo is Middle Tennessee's biggest event dedicated to the 50-and-older generation. Tickets are $5 for the day program and $7 in advance for the evening wellness program/Crystal Gayle concert, or $10 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase online at Included in the full package are motivating exercise programs, with many fun highlights such as Wii video game demonstrations and a mini-golf putting range. Attendees will also be treated to health screenings, cooking workshops, door prizes and a wide array of entertainment. Participants can also shop and save money at the expo's shopping bazaar, "Jewelry & More, Everything $6.00." The Walgreens special Take Care Health Tour Bus, which travels nationwide, will visit the expo to provide participants free health screenings and better health awareness. "Whether you are 50+ or caring for someone who is of senior age, the Living Well Senior Boomer's focus and vision is to provided vital information for a better quality of live coupled with top entertainment. All this in one place will make this year's event the best ever," says Vivian Wilhoite, Metro Councilwoman and honorary chairwoman of the Living Well Expo. Door prizes include a Wii Sports video game giveaway, a "VIP meet and greet" with Crystal Gayle and two orchestra level tickets to TPAC to the Broadway show of the winner's choice. For the first time, the expo will also hold a mock presidential election, with voting machines from the Davidson County Election Commission. The demo machines will be available to help educate people on how to use them in the upcoming November elections. The Tennessean's "Ms. Cheap" will speak from 5:30 p.m. to 6:16 p.m. at Living Well's evening wellness program on "Ways to Stay Cheap & Still Have Fun!" For more information and to order tickets, go to or call 254-0250.

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