Prince William Chamber and Area Agency on Aging Team Up to Present 3rd Annual TRANSITIONS Expo

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An exhibitor at the 2015 TRANSITIONS conference

An exhibitor at the 2015 TRANSITIONS conference

On Tuesday, May 17 the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Prince William Area Agency on Aging, will present TRANSITIONS: a community expo featuring “resources for aging gracefully.” Now in its third year, the event has a new home. For the first time, TRANSITIONS will be held at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, located at 9100 Freedom Center Boulevard in Manassas. TRANSITIONS is free to attend and will be open to the public from 2:00-7:00 p. m. The event fills a need by answering pressing questions for local adults looking for information on taking the reins of the aging process, either for themselves or loved ones.
 
“There is hardly a single individual in this community who does not need the resources offered at TRANSITIONS,” says Prince William Area Agency on Aging Director Sarah Henry. “This year our marketing for TRANSITIONS has been heavily focused on conveying the idea that everyone is a potential caregiver. People have different ideas of what that word means, but in truth if you have a friend, neighbor or loved one who is aging, then you may be called upon to be a support or resource for them. TRANSITIONS is designed to help in that process, offering seminars, exhibits and a wealth of free information in a cheerful atmosphere. Aging is a privilege and we want to make sure that you are equipped to enjoy it as much as possible!”
 
The entire community is invited to TRANSITIONS where admission, snacks and all seminars are free. Seminars will run from 2:15-6:45 p .m. with breaks in between. Topics and speakers for TRANSITIONS 2016 are:
 
2:15 -2:45 p. m. ……“What’s Up Doc? Communicating with Health Care Professionals”
Presented by Dr. Wayland Marks of Comfort Keepers
 
3:30-4:00 p. m. …… “Social Security Planning”
Presented by Bennett Whitlock of Whitlock Wealth Management
 
4:45-5:30 p. m. …… “Financial Fraud & Scams”
Presented by Adrienne Helms of the Manassas City Police Department
 
6:15-6:45 p. m. …… “The Balancing Act: Managing Work & Care from Far Away”
Presented by Jane Priest of the National Capital Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
 
“This event is near and dear to my heart,” says Prince William Chamber President & CEO Debbie Jones. “Many of the questions we’re answering at this expo are questions I’ve had to ask, both for myself and my parents in recent years; questions that you want to have the answers to before the need arises. At the Chamber, quality of life is one of our key areas of vision and this event allows us to serve the people in this community in such a big way—offering them tools for greater peace of mind. I love talking to people as they are leaving TRANSITIONS. It just confirms how much this information is needed by the people in our community. I hope to see a huge crowd this year!” 
 
A complete description of all seminar topics, along with an agenda and list of exhibitors is available online at PWchamber.org/Transitions. The website also contains a link to the intake form that all attendees will be asked to fill out upon arrival, providing key demographic information that better enables the Prince William Area Agency on Aging to serve the people of Prince William and greater Manassas. Those who wish to print and fill out the form ahead of time will be able to breeze through check-in. Every person who fills out the intake form will be entered to win a 6-month membership to the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center.
 
Sponsors for the event include Community Partner The Prince William Times/Gainesville Times; Refreshment Sponsors Potomac Place Assisted Living and Memory Care and Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor; Seminar Sponsors Harry H. Horning Financial Services, First Light Home Care, The Crossings at Chantilly and Comfort Keepers. For more information, please visit the website at PWchamber.org/transitions or call 703-368-6600.
 
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