The Bell County Senior Expo is held annually at the Bell County Expo Center and is free and open to the public. This year it will be held from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM.

The Expo is designed to showcase how businesses, organizations, and activities in the Central Texas area make our community a “Senior Friendly” place to live.

With more than 90 vendors, participants can pick up information on nutrition and fitness, housing, financial planning, volunteer and leisure activities as well learning about retirement communities in Bell County. The Expo features a wellness center where Seton Medical Center will offer some free screenings, and Walgreens will be available with flu shots. This exciting, informative day will include musical entertainment, door prizes, and even a chance to win a large HDTV.

This year’s event will host three guest speakers in the special events rooms, and an elevator can take all guest upstairs. Renee Owens, Kathleen Brown, and Jackie Wernli, all of whom are breast cancer survivors, will tell their compelling stories and also give information about the local “Thriving and Surviving Cancer” Retreat that will take place at Summer’s Mill Retreat and Conference Center in Belton. There is a Facebook page about the retreat for more information. These ladies were featured in The Belton Journal in the early summer in a front-page feature article about the retreat.

Throughout this year’s tab, you will find feature stories on some of the companies that will be represented at the 2021 Senior Expo.