Thrive celebrates life after 55

Are you age 55 or older? Head to Thrive on Oct. 26 and learn more about opportunities, services and other aspects of senior life in the community!

Thrive, a free senior expo event, will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MAC in Salisbury. The event is being sponsored by MAC, and the Salisbury Independent, Holloway Funeral Home and Chesapeake Health Care.

Visitors can stop by vendor stalls, browse educational exhibits, and attend presentations, all offering information and more that’s relevant to senior living.

MAC is offering several presentations in its education wing:

Here’s your chance to “sample” classes offered by MAC’s Richard A. Henson Wellness Center gym!

Stop by the gym on Saturday during the Thrive senior expo, for 15-minute demonstrations of the following classes:

  • Simple stretch & tone: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Tai Chi: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
  • Demonstration of the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill: 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
    For more information on these classes, call 410-742-0505.

    Learn more about the exciting new Wicomico Community for Life program at talks to be held from 10-10:30 a.m. and from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in the Education Wing classrooms at MAC.Community for Life offers innovative options for safe and healthy aging for seniors who live in Wicomico County and wish to remain living independently in their homes. The membership program includes personalized services, including transportation assistance, and home maintenance and safety assessments, and referrals to community services as needed.

Come see the latest independent living aids for caregivers! Stop by the Caregiver Resource Interactive Lab for demonstrations, followed by Q&A sessions, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Do you know the signs of Alzheimer’s disease? Visit the Life Bridges space to learn more; tours of Life Bridges will follow. The talks/tours start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

The Life Bridges Program assists people with dementia, especially those living alone, to help them remain independent at home by providing community-based interventions, respite day care and programs designed to reduce family caregiver stress. Caregivers working with aging, developmental or intellectually disabled persons will also have access to supports and the emerging technologies in Alzheimer’s Care.

Discussion/presentation on caregiving: “Caring for a Loved One: How to Keep Your Ship from Sinking,” will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The presentation will examine financial, legal and other issues of caregiving.

In addition,  a special presentation of MAC’s “Aging Into Medicare” will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. If you are getting ready to turn 65 in the next 6 months or will be going on Medicare soon, tis class is for you. Discussion will include how Medicare works, what it covers and when to apply. Advance registration required; call 410-742-0505.

Food will be on sale throughout the day, door prizes will be awarded, and other giveaways are planned.

For information about the Thrive event Oct. 26, visit delmarvaevents.net or call 410-968-1189.

MAC Inc. is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, off Snow Hill Road across from Dayton’s Restaurant and behind the Holly Center.

2 Comments

  1. Linda Eaton on October 10, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    I am fairly new to the area. I would love to attend this event but do not have transportation. I do use taxi services but I am on disability and it is taking up so much of my money to go get prescriptions and groceries and doctors appointments there’s usually not much left for even groceries or medicines I do have a shore Transit card but many times I have to wait 2 to 3 hours before or after my appointments and it’s a very long day as I’m a stroke survivor and I’ve had my knees replaced close to five times and have many other disabling problems if you could guide me in the right direction that would be wonderful



    • Cindy Robinson on October 15, 2019 at 9:27 am

      I’m checking into this, and will get back to you as soon as possible.