Annual event gives seniors information to help live

Published on Wednesday, 2 April 2014 00:00 - Written by Staff Reports

Tyler’s eighth annual “Seniors Celebrating Life” 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.

“Most seniors come and stay all day,” he said. “There’s entertainment and lunch. It’s meant to be informative. Hopefully seniors can pick up a thing or two that will improve their quality of life.”

Dave Berry, editor of the Tyler Paper and author of the weekly “Focal Point” column, will man the Tyler Paper’s 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.

“My Generation is for everyone,” he said, “whether you consider yourself a baby boomer, someone molded by the Cold War or a member of the ‘Greatest Generation.’ We’re anxious to hear what you think of the section and the stories we tell. Come on out and share your story with us.”

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.