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    CONTENT BY JUDY – The scoop on Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows for you and for businesses too

    Live demonstrations

    Health screenings

    Give-a-ways

    Door prizes

    Free presentations

    These are just a few of the things available at Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows. Most are free or very low cost to attend. They are great ways to learn about services and providers you might need. You can also compare agencies.

    Discover what’s available in your area. Search out the booths with recreation, travel, insurance, fitness, Senior Centers and more. You can make a list at home and then go to an expo and talk with providers about what you need and how they can help you and your family. You can get the answers. And if the person you are talking with doesn’t have the information or service you are looking for, they can probably point out a booth that can help you.

    Start watching for and listening for the upcoming Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows. Generally, they are start in the spring and end in the fall. Check Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Centers and area housing units. Some might be hosted by major companies for their retirees. Plan on attending yearly for a few years. You can never learn everything at just one. Plus, you’re adapt to meet up with folks you know and have a few friendly chats as well.

    AND if you are a business then you want to be a vendor! Your company needs to always be growing and teaching. Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows are great ways to meet lots of people. If you want to be a part of the health screening let the organizer know. The same with presentations and demonstrations. Your company could be a great addition! It is an excellent way to grow those new costumers. Plus, it puts a face to your business.

    Get out there and be seen. Stand up at your booth. It makes you more approachable. Give meaningful items. Engage with the folks passing by. You never know where any connection or contact might lead. Let other vendors know what you do and who your company is. Grow connections. Build relationships. And whatever you do stay off your phone!

    And hey make sure you stop by the SeniorCenterCt.org table and say Hi! Be sure to tell us you read about us here!

    Looking for a Saxophone or Clarinet Player- Would you like to join a great group?

    Rose City Senior Center’s concert band, Roseland Combo is looking for a saxophone or clarinet player to join this very talented group!  If you enjoy playing “vintage” music, then consider joining the Roseland Combo and put some “spark” back in your “sparkle”!

    The Roseland Combo meets for rehearsal on Tuesday’s at 10:30am.  The group also accompanies the Golden Nuggets choral group on outings and occasionally plays for special events at the Senior Center.

    Please contact Hilary with questions or if you would be interested in joining the group.

     

    April Thank you

    Thank you to Senior Center Volunteers Nancy Caplet, Rose Marie Desjarlais, Cora Landry and Joe Landry for their help with our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Fundraiser Dinner.  Also, to the very talented Pierce Campbell for his wonderful Irish music and songs during the event.

    A BIG THANK YOU to the wonderful NFA Honor Society students who served the meal and helped clean up!  We would also like to thank Irene’s Family Restaurant for their donation of pizza to feed the hungry NFA students and of course to Ed Meadows for helping Director Mike in the kitchen!

     

    Afghan Raffle

    A beautiful multicolored pastel crocheted afghan is being raffled with all proceeds to benefit programs and events at the Rose City Senior Center. The handmade afghan was made by the very talented Senior Center Member Eva Blodgett and donated to us.

    Tickets are 3 for $1 and are available at reception.

    Drawing to be held on Friday, May 3rd and you do not have to be present to win!

     

    Community Yard Sale

    The Rose City Senior Center will not be having a Community Yard Sale this year.  After holding our yard sale for the past seven years, we have decided to take a break and focus

    on some other things.  We would like to thank everyone who has donated items, rented spaces and all of the volunteers who have helped out at the Community Yard Sales in the past.  Thank you!