NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Appen Media Group’s second annual 55+ Lifestyle and Travel Expo, sponsored by Premier Dermatology and MOHS Surgery of Atlanta, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 6 at Alpharetta’s Metropolitan Club. The event is free of charge and will allow attendees to meet, greet and gather information on every stage of senior life, from retirement planning to empty nest lifestyle, caregiving to being cared for.
New to this year’s event is a focus on travel, with representatives from major cruise lines and local travel agencies showcasing travel options for local and worldwide destinations.
More than 40 diverse vendors will be in attendance with information on retirement planning, active and involved lifestyle options, travel, home care, assisted-living, mobility services, as well as medical providers.
Wendy Goddard, Appen Media Group’s manager of marketing and innovation, said the expo’s appeal is not just for those 55 and over, but also for younger adults interested in travel, those who have aging parents whom they provide caregiving for, as well as healthcare professionals.
“The event is for people who love to travel, which includes all ages, as well as those who have aging parents and people in the early stages of retirement or retirement planning whose lifestyle has begun to evolve. It is also for caregivers,” Goddard said.
Last year’s inaugural event was a “great success,” Goddard said, and she is excited about the expansion of travel in this year’s expo. Expedia Crusieshipcenter will host a Cruise Corner, featuring representatives from Royal Carribbean, Princess Cruises and Cunard, Oceania Cruises and AmaWaterways informing attendees on their travel options.
Attendees will have the chance to win a $3,500 custom planned trip to Italy from Mr. and Mrs. Italy and a $500 cruise credit from Expedia Cruiseshipcenters by pre-registering for the event. Tennessee’s Fairfield Glade Resort will also be giving away a two-night “stay and play,” where two winners will stay in one of the resorts villas and play two rounds of golf. A walking bingo game will also take place with dozens of prizes to be won.
Throughout the day, exclusive Q&A sessions with experts on travel and healthcare will take place. Goddard said pre-registration is required and she encourages those interested to register soon as the sessions, limited to 25 people per session, are close to full.
To register for the event, visit www.northfulton.com.