An unfortunate stereotype

is that retirement means

infirmity and remaining house-bound.


At Saturday's Active Living Expo, you can find out how to stay healthy and on the go.


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It's an unfair stereotype that being a senior citizen equals infirmity and remaining housebound. In truth, many retirees are healthy and on the go.

Helping seniors and those in their 50s explore the large number of activities available to them and the health decisions they may have to make as they get older is the point of Saturday's Active Living Expo. Presented by The Daily Triplicate and the Curry Coastal Pilot, the Active Living Expo offers workshops and demonstrations, entertainment and good food. It runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ship Ashore Resort in Smith River.

Among this year's highlights:

?Workshops - With so many free activities and workshops planned for this year's expo, guests will be able to attend them back to back. The workshops focus on health, fitness, finances and recreation that promotes active lifestyles.

?Entertainment - Between attending the seminars, expo guests will have entertainment provided all day long. The expo features a car show, U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flyover, windsurfing demonstration, Birds of Prey exhibit and dance demonstrations.

?Food - Guests attending this year's Active Living Expo at Ship Ashore Resort will be leaving with bellies full. Among the highlights this year: a free continental breakfast, wine and cheese tasting and a BBQ lunch.

If you're approaching retirement, the Active Living Expo also is for you. Planning ahead for retirement and recognizing the physical changes that occur as people enter their 60s is a smart move to ensuring you can maintain your active lifestyle for many years to come.

Retirement, after all, shouldn't be about boredom and wasting away. It's an opportunity to do all those things that busy schedules due to our careers and raising children wouldn't allow. It's an opportunity to explore the world.

We'll see you Saturday at the expo.

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