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As the population continues to age, more and more services are being offered to Lexington’s senior citizens. The “i know expo” was created to address senior issues in a one-stop-shopping format in the form of a one-day expo. This year’s event was held April 7 in the Bluegrass Ballroom in the Lexington Center.

The expo is the brainchild of founder Gale Reece, who said it all started with transportation issues.

“The i know expo grew out of ITNBluegrass. Independent Transportation Network — dignified transportation for seniors. In 2006, I began the effort to start the local affiliate of the national private non-profit for senior transportation.”

Through the years, Reece began to notice requests for additional information about senior services from the families of members, to ride coordinators and the executive director. Reece devised the idea of a one day, one place expo for information and services in the community.

The “i know expo” is now an event for people of all ages and life stages: living out their golden years; taking care of someone they love; coping with difficult health situations or simply smart enough to know it’s never too early to start planning for the future.

This year’s expo was filled with empowering information about the services, resources and support available to make the rest of life the best of life. Scores of experts who know about aging well and coping with disabilities were on hand to share what they know by chatting one-on-one or through informative presentations on everything from housing, healthcare and insurance, to legal and financial planning, to living well and staying active and learn what is available and accessible to you here in the community we live in.

The “i know expo” can help folks young and old plan for the future with more confidence. Exhibitors included: Edward Jones, Kentucky Health Solutions, LexTran, Senior Services Commission, Social Security Administration, The Willows, and many more.

 

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