This fall, for the third consecutive year, the Timmins Age-Friendly Advisory Committee is holding its Healthy Aging Expo.

It’s set for Wednesday, October 23rd at Science Timmins.

The Porcupine Health Unit is a partner on the committee. Public health nurse Guylaine Malette-Robichaud is hoping for 40 exhibitors again this year, to promote what they have to offer for seniors to live a healthy life.

“Seniors will always tell us ‘Well, I’m not sure where I should go for the different services.’” Malette-Robichaud remarks.” So for the different organizations, it’s usually an opportunity to be able to promote the different services that they have for the seniors and they usually really enjoy the day and can learn about which services they can use in the community.”

With our population getting older, organizers notice more new faces every year.

Three-hundred people attended last year’s event.

Flu shots will be available, and Timmins Transit service to and from the expo at Science Timmins will be free.

“There’s also going to be some presentations throughout the day and the schedule will be announced very soon of who will be presenting and exactly which time,” says Malette-Robichaud.