Melville, NY – September 9th, 2013 - The 4th Annual Over 50 Fair returns to the Melville Marriott on Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The one-day expo is being organized as a “celebration of life on Long Island” for people over 50. 

To make it even easier for attendees to participate in this year’s event, there will be free valet parking as well as free scooter rentals for those who need one, compliments of Patriot Mobility, Inc.  

“The Over 50 Fair is part health and wellness fair, part conference and part activities and lifestyle expo,” said Fair Director Barbara Kaplan, who also organizes Long Island’s popular All Kids Fair every April.  With 30 classes covering a variety of disciplines, there will be “something for everyone at the Over 50 Fair,” she added. 

This year’s attendees will recognize some of the speakers from last year, while many are new to the Over 50 Fair.  Classes will include 2 comedy shows, Zumba, laughter yoga, social media, weight loss, bio-identical hormones, essential oils, and iPad apps.

Over 80 exhibitors will be participating, offering a broad spectrum of services and products relevant to baby boomers and seniors, including local medical and dental practices, financial experts, and education providers, plus weight loss, vitamins, in-home care, and even psychic readings.  Meditation classes will take place all day.

Geraldine Puglia of Deer Park, an “over 50″ who has attended all three previous Over 50 Fairs, described last year’s event as “very informational and fun.” 

The Fair’s slogan, “60 is the new 50!” summarizes the philosophy of the event’s organizer, that Americans are living longer and should seek to live life to its fullest.  Says Kaplan, “There are so many opportunities here on Long Island.  You just need to know where to look to find them.  Many can be found at the Over 50 Fair.” 

Free health screenings will be available, such as body fat analysis, blood pressure checks, and oxygen saturation.  Food samples will also be provided by Mio Posto Italian Restaurant, Mulberry Street of Babylon, and Love Quiches Gourmet.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their non-perishable food and cash donations for The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), a local non-profit, to exchange for raffle tickets for exciting and valuable prizes.  Other non-profit organizations participating include the Lymphatic Research Foundation, SeniorNet at Family Service League-L.I., and the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island.

Rounding out the expo will be photo opportunities with several beauty queens, including Ms. New York Senior America 2013, Virginia Werner.

The Over 50 Fair is sponsored by North Shore-LIJ Health Systems, HealthCare Partners IPA, LongIsland.com, and Senior Solutions Network.

Admission tickets, which include access to all classes and exhibitors, are $6 online, $8 at the door, and free for Veterans.  The Melville Marriott is located at 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY, off the Long Island Expressway’s westbound (north) service road.

More information is available at the Fair’s website.
Fair Director Barbara Kaplan can be reached at 516-621-1446.