Published March 19, 2012
We arrived at the Ewers center at the College of Central Florida around 9:15. This gave us plenty of time to setup and take a few photographs before the doors opened. Groups such as Ocala Business Leaders and WOCA were there to meet and greet several hundred seniors as they met with local and state agencies from around the area. The purpose of the event is to showcase services offered to our seniors. There were a large amount of freebies and promotional products filling the bags of all those who attended. We caught up with Fran Jennings, “I love the stuff they give away. It keeps getting better each year.” she says.
Once we set up our booth we made our rounds meeting the vendors, we took photos of each booth and introduced our magazine. The overall atmosphere was fun to be a part of and we saw many smiling faces. You can see the photos from the day on our Facebook album.
In total, over 65 government, non-profit, and/or public service agencies were represented to provide literature, answer questions and offer services to the senior citizens of Marion County. Emergency management, police and fire services, tax counseling, voter registration, recreation opportunities, and representatives of our elected officials, are just a few of the services that were offered.
This is a yearly event that has brought vendors to this county to showcase the related services Ocala has to offer its seniors. If you have interest in attending next year, please contact Diane Leaf – Ocala Recreation & Parks, 828 NE 8th Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 – 352-401-3916 – firstname.lastname@example.org