OCEANSIDE — The annual Senior Citizens Day Expo held at El Corazon Senior Center on Oct. 9 allowed seniors to share their talents and connect with useful resources.
Talented seniors performed live music and dance and 82 booths offered information on volunteer opportunities, club memberships and services.
“I bring a little sound of music to the group,” Piper Bob of San Diego said. “Me being a senior citizen, I volunteer and give it (the expo) good support.”
The expo provided a one-stop shop for senior services.
“The most useful thing was the transportation,” Rocio Machado of Oceanside said. “My dad is visiting. They arranged a tour for him in Spanish to educate him on how to take the buses where he wants to go. It was very useful.”
Numerous health and wellness organizations were also on hand. The North County Parkinson’s Support Group shared support services for those with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. “It’s a progressive disease you live with,” June Brunson, Vista Parkinson’s Support Group leader, said. “My husband got Parkinson’s in 1999. I denied it for two years. At a certain point you have to get involved.”
The expo also featured $4 to $8 meals and a raffle drawing to raise funds for Oceanside’s two senior centers.