Seniors with questions about a wide range of lifestyle issues may want to check out the Lambton Seniors Association Information Fair on May 5-6.
The fair helps adults of all ages equip themselves to more easily cope with the inevitable challenges that arise from the aging process, said spokesperson Mary Knowles.
"They should know this information to be able to help older loved ones cope with the challenges they face as they age. It de-stresses the situation."
Last year, more than 90 exhibitors and vendors took part in the fair, which is geared to seniors and people with disabilities.
Among them are businesses that provide end-of-life planning. From insurance to funeral arrangements, having the right knowledge and resources at hand can provide peace of mind.
Cam McCormack, funeral director and owner of McCormack Funeral Home in Sarnia, said pre-planning and pre-paying is one way to ease the burden on those who must see to our final needs.
Preparation reduces the burden on the family and puts the most important information about your funeral where it needs to be - with the funeral home, he said.
"We find out what their wants, needs, and desires are.”
McCormack has participated in the fair the past five years, and believes it’s a good way for seniors to see what’s available.
"It's an easy way to find out more about the services and businesses in your area," he said.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Seniors Information Fair
WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St.
OTHER: Free admission. For more, call 519-339-8866