Free, informative and entertaining are three words that aptly describe the Forever Young 50+ Lifestyle and Retirement Show
The senior-focused event will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoors at Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre. The show offers free admission, informative seminars, live entertainment, a variety of exhibitors and onsite parking.
Back for the 20th time, the twice-annual show presented by Forever Young newsmagazine welcomes the first 750 visitors with loot bags packed with information provided by businesses not able to attend.
The extensive list of exhibitors features everything for seniors including retirement residences, financial experts, health practitioners and tour operators. The Forever Young 50+ Lifestyle and Retirement Show also features retailers and community groups that offer opportunities for fun and outlets for various talents and interests.
Exhibitors are eager to speak to the attendees about their business and some will be offering giveaways. Be sure to visit Forever Young’s booth to get a ticket for a chance to win one of the many door prizes that will be given away throughout the day.
There will be four informative 20-minute seminars at scheduled times throughout the show.
How to plan in advance for peace of mind tomorrow is one of the topics being presented at 10:30 a.m. by Denyse LeBlanc, cemetery and funeral pre-planner with Burlington Memorial Gardens. The audience will learn about the 87 decisions to be considered immediately following the death of a family member and what details require immediate attention. The presentation will also touch on how to protect family from rising costs of funeral arrangements.
Stephen Eastwood, insurance broker and advisor at insurance247.ca will help his audience to understand their travel insurance needs. The travel insurance specialist is slated to speak at 11:30 a.m. with a focus on how to prepare for an unwanted medical emergency and what insurance plans may or may not cover.
At 12:30 p.m. James Carney, senior executive financial consultant at IG Private Wealth Management will speak about creating your personalized retirement income plan. Those attending the presentation will learn that the sources of retirement income and the strategy for withdrawing savings can have a significant impact on cash flow and tax burden. In this session, he will address key retirement concerns and share strategies on how to create a tax-advantaged portfolio and how to create a retirement pay cheque that is predictable, sustainable and tax-efficient.
The last presentation of the day at 1:30 p.m. is titled “Starting the Conversation” presented by Alex Moroz, community liaison coordinator at The Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries. The cemetery professional will begin with tips on starting the conversation and helpful planning tools, followed by an open discussion about planning ahead. Bring your questions and comments.
The afternoon also will feature the sounds of The Toronto All Star Big Band, back by popular demand to perform a one-hour set beginning at 3 p.m. We are calling it the show after the show. The talented young musicians perform music from the golden age of big bands (1930 to 1950) throughout Ontario and the United States. The band engages in cultural nostalgia with excellent programming and choreography.
To be part of the show or for more information call 905-842-6591 or 1-800-693-7986 ext. 740698 (Nancy) or 740669 (Bill).