NEWRY — The 11th annual Aging Well Living Well Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River in Newry.

The expo is presented by SeniorsPlus, the designated Agency on Aging for Western Maine. The expo runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A breakfast keynote address will be presented by Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, professor and director of geriatric education and research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her talk is titled “Granny’s Got Her Groove On: Society, Aging, Sex, and You!”

“Our goal is to offer new learning opportunities to enlighten and encourage active aging and improved quality of life,” said Betsy Sawyer-Manter, president and CEO of SeniorsPlus.

Workshops will cover topics such as law, health, exercise, cooking and art. Workshop titles range from “Mindful Movement as Medicine,” to “Self Defense for Seniors,” to “Medical Marijuana.” Workshops run 75 minutes each.

A complete schedule of programming can be found at the SeniorsPlus website


Tickets are $25 per person and include breakfast and lunch, and entrance to workshops. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-427-1241. Raffle and chondola ride tickets may be purchased for an additional fee. Seats are limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.

The mission of SeniorsPlus is to enrich the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities. Established in 1972, the organization believes in supporting the independence, dignity, and quality of life of those we serve.

SeniorsPlus covers Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties, where it is the Agency on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Center. The agency focuses on older people, adults with disabilities, and families, and offers a network of support. It provides nutritional services including Meals on Wheels and community dining in their tri-county, largely rural territory. Annually, SeniorsPlus serves 17,000 individuals.

The Aging Well Living Well Expo presented by SeniorsPlus will be held Friday, Oct. 5 at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry. The events offers nearly 30 workshops.

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