Senior Resource Foundation of Ocala hosted expo to encourage seniors to get up and get active

Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 6:18 AM EDT
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) -Organizers with “The Senior Resource Foundation of Ocala” hosted the “Excellent adventures-Expo for Active Seniors” event at the Ewers century center at the College of Central Florida.

It’s meant to encourage people from ages 55 and older to get active while raising money for the Boys and Girls club of Marion County.

The event consisted of more than 20 sports and fitness vendors, free goody bags, and prizes. People who attended had the opportunity to sign up for activities such as zip lining, scuba diving, dancing, golf and more.

Founder and President Phyllis Silverman said she started this foundation because she believes fun has no age limit.

“As a senior myself, I feel that many times we don’t get the recognition that we deserve as people who are apart of society, who are active, who like to eat out and shop and have fun,” said Silverman. “I want them to sign up for things and see that there’s so much available. We have so many new folks moving in to this area who really don’t know what’s available and this is a way for them to find out what exactly is out there for them to enjoy and participate in.”

The founder says the next event will be the 3-rd annual “Bark in the park” doggy expo at the Ocala downtown market on Sunday, October 15th.

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