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Kootenay Seniors Fair a Big Success

By Contributor
October 19th, 2016

More than 350 seniors and friends turned out for the 2016 Kootenay Seniors Fair held September 30th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre.

Organizers Nelson CARES’ Kootenay Seniors Service Provider Group are thrilled with the turnout.
In addition to 35 vendor tables offering information about a wide variety of health and community services, seniors participated in belly dancing, chair yoga, and tai chi.

The Café Area was popular, giving seniors a chance to rest and visit over a cup of coffee. One of the biggest hits was the vintage horse and carriage rides, provided free of charge by Crystal (and beautiful Percheron horse “Hero”) of Kootenay Horse & Carriage.

Crystal noted that for many seniors the ride brought back childhood memories and she enjoyed listening to their reminiscences along the way. Seniors were also able to avail themselves of foot care checks, hearing screenings and chair massages, as well as fall prevention and lung health consultations.

Outside seniors toured a full size city bus and HandyDART, learning about how to use transit. Seniors also got hands-on computer experience at the Cyber Table and checked out Nelson Tramways new wheelchair lift. 

Hourly door prizes were made possible by donations from 14 local merchants and artisans.
The Kootenay Seniors Fair is an annual event and organizers are already busy planning for next year.

Anyone wanting to give feedback about the event can do so by calling 250-352-2708 or e-mail  

Photo caption: There were plenty of vendors offering services during the 2016 Kootenay Seniors Fair. — Submitted photo

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