Senior expo set for Sept. 9

A senior expo will offer information from businesses and agencies offering a range of services.

The BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair also will offer food and entertainment, prizes and a ceremony honoring volunteers.

The Beacon Senior News has scheduled the free event for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Grand Junction Convention Center.

The event will be mask-friendly and social distancing will be encouraged.

“The wonderful news is that local boomers and seniors are the most vaccinated group in the Grand Valley,” said Kevin VanGundy, publisher of the Beacon Senior News. “There are no current restrictions in place. However, rest assured we will follow any and all official guidelines as announced. In the meantime, we will take several measures of our own.”

A total of more than 100 local and national businesses and agencies will offer information about health care, housing, Medicare, recreation and other topics. The expo also will feature educational seminars.

Prizes will be awarded every half hour, including two tickets to the Doobie Brothers concert set for Sept. 27 in Denver.

A ceremony will recognize nine local volunteers for their contributions to community organizations. The winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award selected by readers will be announced.

For more information about the BeaconFest,visit the Web site located at or call 243-8829.