YORK – Maine Senior Guide has announced the speakers for the York Senior Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the York Legion Hall, Hannaford Drive, York. The free expo opens at 9 a.m. in the main hall and speakers begin at 9:30 in the adjacent speaker’s gallery. All talks are free, with first-come seating.

Beginning at 9:30, Cancer Care Center of York County’s Karen Pierce-Stewart will give tips for starting “the conversation” – the talk with your adult children about your end-of-life wishes.

At 10:30 a.m., Chris Orestis from Life Care Funding will talk about the costs of long-term care, and how a life insurance policy can be converted to pay for assisted living, home care, and other forms of long-term care. Dr. Peter Guay of Maine Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center will talk at 11:30 about new knee replacement options. Amanda Poulin and Lisa Garneau, diabetes educators from Novo Nordisk, will hold a one-hour Diabetes Academy starting at 12:30 p.m. to review the basics of diabetes and diabetes management. Social worker Julie Ann Peterson will talk at 1:30 about how to deal with sad feelings and unexpected struggles in our lives. Physical therapists from the Safe Strides Balance Program at Gentiva Home Healthcare will gave a talk, Staying Upright as We Age, at 2:30.

In the Maine Expo Hall, BoomerTECH Adventures will be offering a free TechTable to answer all questions about smartphones, tablets or other technology. Thomaston Auction Galleries will be providing antique appraisals ($5 per item) to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Expo sponsors include the Maine Senior College Network, Life Care Funding and Durgin Pines/Sentry Hill. The York Senior Expo is hosted by Maine Senior Guide.

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