EPPIA is hosting a FREE Resource Fair on Thursday, May 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 at Pax Christi Catholic Community in honor of Senior Awareness Month. Featured speaker will be acclaimed former WCCO-TV anchor and popular storyteller, Don Shelby, bringing humor and insight to the topic of “Living Retirement to its Fullest!” His presentation is also free and runs from 2:30 to 3:30. Come enjoy Don’s views on re-inventing yourself and re-imagining life after retirement.

In addition, EPPIA will offer information and free resources from over 25 of its member organizations who serve seniors and their families in the Eden Prairie community. Virtually every topic or service pertaining to seniors can be found in their network---including housing, transportation, healthcare, legal and financial planning, relocation and move management, travel and leisure activities, education, lifelong learning, volunteer opportunities and family support. This is a great opportunity to meet friendly, knowledgeable people whose coordinated efforts make Eden Prairie such a great community for seniors and their families.

No reservations are necessary and the event is free to the public. Bus transportation is available to Pax Christi (1200 Pioneer Trail) for Eden Prairie residents. Just call 952-279-8050 by May 9 to reserve a seat. Suggested donation for this service is $4.00.

Senior Resource Fair: May 12 from 1:30-4:30

Doors open: 1:30pm
Don Shelby presentation: 2:30-3:30
Social Hour: 3:30-4:30
Resource Fair: 1:30-4:30

About EPPIA (Eden Prairie Professionals in Aging):

According to the 2014 census, over 12,500 residents in Eden Prairie were over the age of 55 and could be considered seniors. That’s a considerable period of time to be considered a “senior” (whatever that means!) and those years represent incredible opportunities and experiences. EPPIA was formed over 20 years ago to help people in this age group locate and access the many resources, leisure activities and services available to them in the Eden Prairie area. The hub of many of those activities is the Eden Prairie Senior Center which serves older adults with a wide variety of interests and abilities. (Did we mention this includes zip lining!) The Senior Center is just one of the member organizations in EPPIA whose purpose is to educate and connect seniors to resources and information that will help them get the most out of “senior living”. Check us out at our website—you’ll learn a lot! www.edenprairieaging.org.

EPPIA is a networking group whose members are committed to the welfare of seniors in our community. EPPIA members meet to learn, exchange information and discuss issues in the field of aging. For more information on EPPIA and local senior resources, please visit our website at www.edenprairieaging.org