Beacon 50+Expos Return In Person

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The Beacon newspaper is happy to return to in-person 50+Expos this October after two years of online events.

Thousands of attendees are expected to attend the two 50+Expos taking place this year — free, annual events featuring speakers, health screenings, flu shots and other vaccines, informative resources, and entertainment for older adults and their families.

The keynote speaker will be John Kelly, well-known and beloved Metro section columnist for the Washington Post.

This year’s events will take place at TWO LOCATIONS this fall:

  • Sunday, October 23, from noon to 4 p.m., at Springfield Town Center in Springfield, Virginia
  • Sunday, October 30, from noon to 4 p.m., at Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring, Maryland

Dozens of informative exhibitors — including government agencies, nonprofits and local businesses — will provide helpful information, answering questions about retirement communities, home remodeling, financial planning, healthcare, travel, fitness, senior services and more.

Both Expos will offer a variety of important vaccines, including regular flu, high-dose flu, Shingrix (shingles vaccine), pneumonia, tetanus and — depending on availability — the new bivalent Covid booster. Flu vaccines will be free with a Medicare card or insurance; others may require a co-pay.

Both Expos will offer free blood pressure, glaucoma and genetic screenings. The Virginia event will also offer blood glucose and cholesterol screenings.

For more information — or to sponsor, exhibit or volunteer at either Expo — call (301) 949-9766 or visit the expo website.

The Expos are made possible by

Gold Sponsors: AARP Maryland, AARP Virginia and Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

Silver Sponsors: Pepco, Giant Pharmacy, Re:Cognition Health, Harmony Senior Living, and the Montgomery County Recreation Department

Bronze Sponsors: Habitat America, Seniors Helping Seniors, Maryland Relay, Verso Founders Row, Brookfield Residential, Xfinity, Housing Initiative Partnership, U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union, Sunrise Senior Living and the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging