Louisville Metro TRIAD to Host 14th Annual Senior Day Out
Seniors and disabled individuals are encouraged to attend the 2014 Senior Day Out at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Tues., Oct. 7 to experience educational exhibits, health screenings, guest speakers, dancing, Bingo and much more. The informative and social event in its 14th year is expecting more than 2,500 for fun and fellowship. Participants who pre-registered will enjoy a complimentary lunch.
Louisville Metro TRIAD, the host of this event, along with over 30 sponsors, more than 70 exhibitors and numerous community partners, will present a day of education and entertainment. Attendees can learn about safety information, recreational activities, consumer protection, financial education and take advantage of health screenings and flu shots. Ken Schulz and Reverend Ron Loughry will be the Masters of Ceremonies with presentations by Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad as well as elected officials and special guests.
Live music will be provided by the Street Heat Band, and the dance floor will be open for all to enjoy. “Elvis” will stop by in his pink Cadillac, and the Louisville League of Mascots -- a service network of professional mascots – will add to the festivities.
Louisville Metro TRIAD, a grassroots partnership between local law enforcement, representatives of senior groups, service providers and community volunteers, is committed to bringing valuable services and programs to seniors at this event – now in its 14th year. Many other local organizations and businesses have added their support including the Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens, Passport Health Plan, Access Services Group, Inc., Today’s Transitions, WAKY 103.5 Radio, AARP Kentucky, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, KIPDA, Louisville Metro Police, WLOU/ Praize 104.7 FM and Metro Parks Department.
“Senior Day Out is one of many ways we support Louisville area seniors, a population that is steadily growing,” said Cindy Venable, Director of the Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens, part of Louisville Metro Department of Community Services. “Each year many of this region’s key organizations pool their resources to create the most informative environment possible, which is one reason why this event is so successful.”
Senior Day Out takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Kentucky International Convention Center at 4th and Market Streets between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All seniors are encouraged to participate. Seniors and other attendees must have registered in advance to receive lunch. This year’s event, called “Fabulous Fourteen," will also feature a new Caregiver Resource Expo between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., giving individuals who care for the aging and disabled populations an opportunity to explore programs, services and community resources.
For more information on Senior Day Out 2014, contact Cindy Venable at 502.574.5092 with the Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens.