by Lisa Tome
The partnership between Cecil College and Cecil's Department of Community Services is going strong.
Evidence of that bond will be obvious during the 15th annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo set for August 10. It's a true partnership with Sheila Murphy from Community Services working closely with Shawn Markey and Tammy Rapposelli from Cecil College to bring fun and informative programs to those age 55 and older.
The event will be held at Elkton High School from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is an $8 registration fee. That fee covers vendor hall, lunch, free health screenings and workshops. Historian Mike Dixon will be a returning and popular presenter this year. Dixon will discuss the underground railroad this year. The Cancer Task Force will also do two presentations during lunch. The health screenings include vision, hearing, blood pressure and possibly others.
A new presenter this year will likely be popular with aspiring authors. Michele Chynoweth will help seniors learn to compile their own memoir or write a novel. A pair of new presenters will be very familiar to the seniors. Teresa Gordon and Heike Button work with seniors. They will present Shine Dance Fitness.
Other workshops include a cooking demonstration, powers of attorney and wills, boosting our brains and minding our minds, herbal solutions for the home, medication dosing, line and swing dancing, travel trends, self defense tactics, care taking and caregiving, container gardening, tai chi, Zumba Gold, and more.
Last year, about 280 seniors attended this event. The hope is that number will be greater this year.