FYI Lifestyle Show has everything for 50 plus
Free, informative and entertaining are three words that aptly describe the FYI Lifestyle Show.
The older adult -focused event will be held on Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre. There is plenty of free parking and admission to the RBG is also free.
Back for the 16th time, the twice-annual show presented by Forever Young Information (FYI) magazine welcomes the first 750 visitors with loot bags packed with information compliments of The Gardens by Maranatha.
The extensive list of exhibitors includes retirement residences, cruise companies, financial experts, health practitioners and tour operators. The FYI Lifestyle Show also features retailers and community groups that offer opportunities for fun and outlets for various talents and interests.
Exhibitors are eager to speak to the attendees about their business and some will be offering giveaways.Be sure to visit Forever Young’s booth to get a ticket for a chance to win one of the many door prizes that will be given away throughout the day.
There will be three, informative 20-minute seminars at scheduled times throughout the show. The first session at 10:30 features news about the new development of St. Elizabeth Mills and the transformation of St. Elizabeth Village.
Hear first-hand from project manager, Gary Zock – pioneer of the Life Lease Housing concept in Ontario – about St. Elizabeth Mills that features old-town flavour, unique and rustic architecture, state-of-the-art health and wellness focus, and the abundant services, amenities and entertainment conveniently located on site.
Memoir and autobiography writing expert Larry Weiss will highlight the importance and benefit of preserving autobiographical memory through memoir writing. The author of Through a Lens of Emptiness: Reflections on Life, Longevity and Contentment will present his seminar at 11:30 a.m.
Rounding out the seminar series will be a lively session with retirement specialists Russell Mationg and Randy Lewis. This insightful talk, beginning at 12:30, will explore the various options regarding RRSP in retirement. The discussion will also include an alternative to the traditional RRIF, which will provide built-in protection and a guaranteed income stream in retirement years.
The afternoon will feature the sounds of The Toronto All Star Big Band, back by popular demand to perform a one-hour set beginning at 2 p.m. The talented young musicians perform music from the golden age of big bands (1930 to 1950) throughout Ontario and the United States. The band engages in cultural nostalgia with excellent programming and choreography.
After exploring the show, spend some time exploring Royal Botanical Gardens and take advantage of the free admission.
To be part of the show or for more information call 905-842-6591 or 1-800-693-7986 Ext. 740698 (Nancy) or 740699 (Heidy)