With a theme of “Dancing Through the Decades,” Johnson County Government, businesses, and organizations are again joining together to present Senior Quest 2010 for the 50+ mature audience of Johnson County.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. The 2010 expo includes informational booths, demonstrations, free health screenings, food, prizes, and entertainment.
Senior Quest also is adding a dance competition in fox trot, cha-cha, and waltz. The contest will be limited to 10 couples per each dance for a total of 30 couples. Each couple can compete in only one dance. Couples are asked to pre-register in the competition by calling (913) 782-1878. The participants will receive their assigned competition numbers when they check in at Senior Quest.
The Don Accurso Orchestra will be performing for the dance competition from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Senior Quest is the only senior event in the Kansas City metropolitan region which attracts more than 2,500 seniors to a single location. The extravaganza will be filled with fun and information relevant to the lives of senior citizens. It will feature scores of exhibitors and is ranked as a “must-attend” event for anyone over age 55 in Johnson County.
The event is being sponsored by Johnson County Government.
Other special activities include 45-minute bingo sessions, which will be periodically scheduled throughout the event, and entertainment, including:
• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Ashley Cooper
• 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Sweet Adelines Quartet
There will also be opportunities to meet with representatives from local museums and historical sites. Prize drawings also will be held.
The Tenth Judicial District/Johnson County Bar Association will offer free legal counsel. The Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center will provide free counsel about reverse mortgages.
Senior Quest 2010 is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Free parking is available with shuttle service from the parking lot to the front door of the convention center. There will be additional parking at Black and Veatch (northwest lot) with free shuttle service.
Interpretive services and other accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request 48 hours in advance. More information is available by calling (913) 715-8999.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010