Conference in Cloverdale serves up expert aging info

Cloverdale Pharmasave and Today’s Senior Newsmagazine join forces to present the Aging Gracefully Lifestyle Show

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Living well is aging well.

But don’t take our word for it – why not ask the experts?

A range of professionals will be on hand this weekend in Cloverdale, dispensing advice on looking, feeling and living well at the Aging Gracefully Lifestyle Show.

Launched last year, the Aging Gracefully Lifestyle Show is presented by Cloverdale Pharmasave and Today’s Senior Newsmagazine.

It was conceived as a way to reach people who aren’t normally able to attend in-house seminars and clinics with health professionals that Cloverdale Pharmasave organizes throughout the year, and to bring a larger event of this type to Cloverdale.

The 2016 edition is set for this Saturday, Oct. 1, at Shannon Hall (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

There will be free seminars with industry professionals, free hearing checks, a yoga demonstration, swag bags and door prizes – including a two-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort.

The show is free to attend. Donations are being accepted on behalf of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Tickets aren’t required, but attendees who pre-register will receive an extra door prize ballot entry.

A range of health, wellness and lifestyle exhibitors are taking part in the trade show side of the event.

It’s the second time the two Cloverdale businesses have joined forces to present a local lifestyle show.

Cloverdale Pharmasave marketing manager Josephine Leonard says they decided to hold the event in the fall this time, sensing it is a better fit for the target audience than spring. There are approximately the same number of exhibitors this year, but a yoga demonstration has been added, and the number of guest presenters pared down to three – to allow more time for the audience to ask questions and interact with the experts.

“Other than that, our focus is the same: to have a good mix of companies present and available to the public to educate them on integrative and preventative health for their entire family, as well as to plan for legal and financial stability and success now and into retirement,” Leonard said.

“We are looking forward to making this a great first show in the fall season, and growing as we gain momentum and awareness.”

A yoga demonstration by Sara Bylo (Yoga Outreach) kicks things off at 10:15 a.m. on the side stage.

Mainstage presenters begin at 11 a.m.

First up is Tawnya Ritco (Purica Wellness), a registered holistic nutritionist speaking on managing stress, hormones and immunity, from 11-11:30 a.m. Topics include hot flashes and night sweats, regulating mood, enhancing skin youthfulness, managing stress, naturally balancing hormones and enhancing libido.

Next is Jimmy Wong, speaking on the Ultimate Anti-Aging Duo: Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. He’ll explain why topical vitamin C can target signs of aging on your face.

Michael Bentley, president of Sierrasil Active Living Inc., presents Pain is Natural, Pain Relief Can Be Natural Too, from 1:30  to 2 p.m. He’ll discuss the three leading ingredients for joint health and mobility, including glucosamine, curcumin, and minerals.

Doors open at 10 a.m.

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