13th Annual Living It Expo

Friday, October 5, 2018

9am – Noon
Grand Haven Community Center
421 Columbus Ave. Grand Haven

FREE Harbor Transit Shuttle Service to and from Four Pointes!

  • Goodie Tote Bags to the first 350 attendees
  • Community Business/Resource Displays
  • Wellness Screenings and Flu Shots
  • Drawings for Prize Giveaways
  • Medicare Information and Referral
  • FREE Eat Well boxed lunch by AgeWell


Guest Speakers Presenting on Healthy Aging from 9:45 – 11:30am

Empower Your Mental Wellness

Maureen Russel, MSW, LMSW, CAADC, QIDP – 9:45 am

Maureen Russell, a Behavioral Health Provider, has been with Community Mental Health of Ottawa County for 13 years.

  •  In 2016, she played an instrumental role in the implementation process of Ottawa County Senior Reach, a program that has profound impact in the community and has proven highly successful in decreasing depression, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness and social isolation among older adults. The program’s mission is to provide case management and mental health support, along with connecting participants with community resources.
  • Maureen will be discussing the impacts of depression and anxiety on the 50+ population, trends in older adult mental health, how depression and anxiety shouldn’t be an expected part of aging, and what you can do to improve your overall mental wellness.

Successful Aging - Lessons Learned in Ikaria, Greece

Dr. Susan M Cleghorn DrOT, OTRL, TRS, CAPS: 10:35am

Dr. Susan M Cleghorn DrOT, OTRL, TRS, CAPS: 10:35am

  • Dr. Cleghorn is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Science & Therapy department at Grand Valley State University where she has taught graduate students for the past 10 years.
  • She will discuss how to develop an Aging in Place plan, and resources to use to explore if Aging in Place is right for you. Learn various ways to modify your home, health and financial benefits of Aging in Place, along with current research on successful aging.

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