Tyler‚Äôs eighth annual ‚ÄúSeniors Celebrating Life‚ÄĚ will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Harvey Convention Center.
The event is free to all seniors.
About 1,000 are expected to attend, said Henry Bell, event organizer and chief operating officer for the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce.
‚ÄúMost seniors come and stay all day,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs entertainment and lunch. It‚Äôs meant to be informative. Hopefully seniors can pick up a thing or two that will improve their quality of life.‚ÄĚ
Dave Berry, editor of the Tyler Paper and author of the weekly ‚ÄúFocal Point‚ÄĚ column, will man the Tyler Paper‚Äôs booth at the Seniors Celebrating Life event and invites readers to stop by and talk about the paper, his column, and the new My Generation section.
‚ÄúMy Generation is for everyone,‚ÄĚ he said, ‚Äúwhether you consider yourself a baby boomer, someone molded by the Cold War or a member of the ‚ÄėGreatest Generation.‚Äô We‚Äôre anxious to hear what you think of the section and the stories we tell. Come on out and share your story with us.‚ÄĚ
Breakout sessions on popular topics include gardening, safety tips, staying fit, financial matters, volunteering, Medicare/Medicaid updates and more.
The event is sponsored by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tyler Parks and Recreation.