15th Annual Senior Expo Set for April 20

The 15th annual Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Senior Expo will be held Thursday, April 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ruston Sports Complex (Indoor Complex) at 2103 Champion Way.

The event will include speakers, age-related information, entertainment, great food and prizes (must be 55 years or older and present to be eligible to win a door prize).

“This is an event that our senior citizens deserve as an expression of our gratitude for playing such a crucial role in our community and parish life,” said Sgt. Iris Winston, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Community Services Division. “The main objective of this event is to pass along beneficial information that could help impact our senior citizens every day lives.”

Winston said pass expo’s have included speakers talking on subjects such as fraud/scams, medicare/medicaid, funeral information and more. This year’s speakers and topics include JoAnn Deal with the Better Business Bureau speaking on Scams Targeting Seniors; Dr. Aaron Marquardt for Northern Louisiana Medical Center speaking on Staying Active After Fifty; Ruston City Marshal, Curtis Hawkins speaking on Civil Lawsuits, Evictions and Getting Affairs in Order; and Dr. Jerry Yarborough with Fyzical speaking on Back Pain and Balance.

“We have four speakers that talk about senior citizen relations,” said Winston. “Everything at is senior citizen related. It gives them an idea of what Lincoln Parish has to offer for senior citizens. We have been doing this for 15 years. We have a lot of senior citizens that really look forward to coming to this event every year.”

Last year’s event was the first in two years due to Covid-19 shutting it down for two years, but Sgt. Winston said that the numbers of attendees did not drop off as interest remained high.

“We waited two years and by that point everybody was anxious to get out and resume,” said Winston. “People loved the new location out at the Ruston Sports Complex in the Indoor Complex. We had outgrown the other locations and parking was always tight. At the Sports Complex we have plenty of room and plenty of parking.”

Platinum sponsors for the event include Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Origin Bank, Entergy, Weyerhaeuser, and Statewide Health Advisors.

For more information or if your agency would like to reserve a booth, please contact Sgt. Iris Winston at 318-251-6440 or email iwinston@lpsheriff.org.

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