By Anne Gibson

Del Webb at Rancho de Lago will open its gates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 5th, to welcome residents of southeast Pima County to attend a Health and Wellness Expo designed to acquaint attendees with a variety of opportunities to assist with the aging process.

“I found myself facing the prospect of aging and not knowing how to face this new phase of life. I started to explore the concept of healthy aging,” said Chris McClain, chair of the Del Webb Health and Wellness Expo.

“Our Health and Wellness Expo has been developed to provide information and expertise to help seniors navigate the pitfalls associated with getting older. The Expo will focus on the positive tools available to our population”, Ms. McClain explained.

“Healthy aging is a continuous process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life throughout the life course,” she said as she spoke about her life.
“When I retired, I moved to the Del Webb at Rancho del Lago community because I was impressed with the active lifestyle and the friendly residents. I have found a great group of fun loving friends. I became a full time hospice caregiver for my husband who sadly lost his battle. Going through this experience taught me that real value of supportive, kind friends and the need to take care of my physical and emotional needs,” Ms. McClain shared.

The Expo will be held at 10264 S. Blendu Way in Vail Arizona and will have representatives with information on medical facilities, heart health, physical fitness, home health care, physicians, medical equipment and providers with speech and hearing, chiropractic, podiatry, holistic medicine and nutrition to mention a few. The expo is open to the public at no charge.

“It is not a program just for the aging, but for the children of the aging, to better understand what their parents are going through, or will shortly be going through,” Ms. McCain added as she urged people to take advantage the program.

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Anne Gibson