"This is the first time we've had something like this for older folks in
Allure Medical offered free vein screenings and mappings for varicose veins to about 40 people who lined up at a booth.
"It's good for awareness," said
Several medical doctors were at the Life Expo, giving presentations and answering questions.
"It's great we actually got to talk to medical doctors," said
Among the medical professionals was
"Relaxation is a very important process especially in our industrialized society," he said. "Sometimes people need help relaxing ... If you don't relax, you're not healthy."
He explained marijuana's benefits for anxiety, eating and sleeping.
People had questions about using cannabis to treat glaucoma and Parkinson's disease; if it increases heart rate; and if it's covered by insurance.
Stein emphasized that cannabis therapy can be used in a way that does not make you high.
Stein's practice recommends marijuana treatments and helps in the process of qualifying for a medical marijuana card. His practice works with
Although the state
"The growth in the state of
In addition to seniors, Sluman said another large group he serves is veterans.
Many veterans who attended the Life Expo also got the chance to learn about veterans benefits.
She emphasized the importance of using personal statements and "buddy statements" (supporting statements from loved ones) when filing claims.
Another health aspect on display was an exhibit of electric bikes that have small engines that can help with pedaling when the cyclist needs it.
"A lot of people have hip replacements or knee replacements, and maybe they haven't been able to cycle," said
Among other offerings were guidance on navigating insurance, with help from
The Senior Friendship Center, a nonprofit that's worked in the area since 1973, hosted games of bingo. At their two centers in
"We connect older adults with younger adults, it's really a poetic conversation," said
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