The Beacon 50+ Expo Returns for 2023

By Beacon Staff

The Beacon newspaper’s annual in-person 50+Expos return this month. Thousands of older adults and their families are expected to attend the free events, featuring a range of valuable resources, informative speakers, health screenings, volunteer opportunities and entertaining activities tailored to their interests and needs.

This year’s 50+Expos will be held at two locations:

Springfield Town Center, Springfield, Virginia  Sunday, October 15, from noon to 4 p.m.

Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring, Maryland  Sunday, October 22, from noon to 4 p.m. (Note, this is a return to the event’s earlier location, which is different from last year’s venue.)

Both locations will host a diverse array of exhibitors, including government agencies, nonprofits and local businesses. Attendees will be able to obtain valuable information about housing options, home remodeling, home care, financial planning and investments, insurance, healthcare, fitness, senior resources and much more.

Ensuring the health and well-being of attendees is also a top priority. The Expos will provide a number of important vaccines, including the latest Covid vaccine, the newly-approved RSV vaccine, regular and high-dose flu shots, Shingrix (shingles), pneumonia and tetanus vaccines. Bring your Medicare and/or insurance card if you have one.

To encourage proactive health management, free health screenings for blood pressure, glaucoma, blood glucose and cholesterol will also be offered.

Many exhibitors will be offering giveaways as well as useful information. Door prizes include gift baskets, fine wine, theater tickets, gift cards and more. Parking is free at both events.