Neptune Society of Northern California’s Fairfield office will honor the contributions of seniors at the Vacaville Reporter’s Celebrate Seniors event to be held on Wednesday, May 13 from 10am to 2pm at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville, California.
Amanda Kostenko, Service Manager at Neptune Society of Northern California’s Fairfield office stated, “With nearly one-third of the population either approaching or over the age of 50, the Celebrate Seniors event in Vacaville is an important opportunity for Neptune Society to reach out to individuals, caregivers and family members in our area who may not yet be thinking about a need for funeral or cremation services. It provides an opportunity to answer questions and provide information in a casual and fun setting, so that if a need does arise, people know where to turn and what to expect.”
The event, now in its 13th year, is put on by the Vacaville Reporter. The Reporter also publishes a Celebrate Seniors insert in the paper the weekend prior to the event with articles and information of interest to seniors.
Exhibitors at the event range from healthcare and home care to estate planning and financial services, retirement communities to senior resources, medical and home supplies to hearing aid services, chiropractic to books, home improvement to pre-planning funeral needs, and many other categories of interest to seniors.
Admission and parking for the event are free. Seniors and others who attend can learn more about products and services for seniors and their families, enter to win door prizes from several vendors, and even receive product giveaways.
Neptune Society of Northern California representatives will be available to answer questions and share information about funeral planning and other services of interest to seniors and their family members or caregivers. Neptune Society of Northern California will also offer a popcorn maker in the Celebrate Seniors raffle.
The event is part of a larger celebration of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Older Americans Month, which has been held each May since 1963. At that time, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs.
Today, older Americans are living longer, healthier and more active lives. Persons 65 years or older now number more than 39.6 million; about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, the ACL estimates there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000, reaching 19% of the population.
This year, the theme for Older Americans Month is Get into the Act; helping older adults take charge of their health, get engaged in their communities, and continue to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
For more information about the Neptune Society of Northern California’s involvement in the Celebrate Seniors event in Vacaville, or for more information about funeral pre-planning, please contact us by filling out the form here or call Amanda Kostenko at (707) 422-4900.