Robin Templeton sees the The Times’ Healthy Aging Expo as an opportunity to meet with people she might not otherwise.
And that’s key in her job with Oakwood-based The Insurance/Medicare Man of Georgia, which helps people navigate through potentially confusing Medicare and Medicare Supplemental plans.
“Medicare has so many ins and out that it becomes overwhelming, and that is where I come in,” said Templeton, owner/agent with the company. “I meet them and help make the transition a pleasant one. These expos are where the public comes to see what’s new.”
The Healthy Aging Expo, set for 9 a.m. to noon March 13 at The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall will allow some 30 vendors and visitors get to know each better — and see how they can improve on healthy living.
The free event will feature speakers and programs emphasizing health, especially as the years start to roll by. Also planned are demonstrations, health screenings and entertainment.
“As our population ages, health care issues become increasingly important,” Times General Manager Norman Baggs said. “We are glad to again be able to work with our sponsors and vendors to provide a wide range of health related information in a fun, upbeat setting.
“At The Times, we continue to look for new ways to provide local residents with information that is important to them, and the Healthy Aging Expo does that,” he added. “These expos have become increasingly popular and have grown larger each time we’ve hosted them. People really seem to enjoy themselves when they come.”
Michelle Zimmerman, spokeswoman for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, which is teaming up with The Times on the event, said, “Connecting with the community is vital to a health care organization, and the South Hall Healthy Aging expo provides us a great opportunity to do that.”
The expo “allows our health experts to have meaningful conversations with the expo attendees, as well as introduce them to our services, providers and programs. It’s a great chance to meet new residents from the area too, who may not be as familiar with NGHS.”