i know expo

galeThe i know expo is a special event for seniors and those caring for loved ones.

Scores of experts who know about aging well and coping with disabilities will be on hand to share what they know. Chat with them one-on-one or attend informative presentations on everything from housing, healthcare and insurance, to legal and financial planning, to living well and staying active.

All the things you need to know to make the years to come as good as the years gone by.

Inquiring minds want to know.

 

Q. What inspired the i know expo? And what’s that butterfly all about?

The poet Robert Browning put it in a nutshell:

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,

Human beings, like the rest of the natural world, pass through distinct life stages,
each with its own circumstances, challenges, roles and responsibilities.
Nature transitions smoothly from stage to stage, saving the best for last.
(Caterpillars seem to know just what to do to become butterflies.)
But we seem less programmed to prepare for what’s next.
Like the ostrich, we bury our heads in the sand and hope time won’t pass and life won’t change.

Perhaps it’s because we don’t know how to cope with new roles and responsibilities.
Or know about the resources that can help us move from one life stage to another as effortlessly as a
caterpillar to a butterfly.

The i know expo will empower us with information about the services, resources and support available to make the rest of life the best of life.

Q. What will happen at the i know expo?

On Sunday April 14, 2013, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., scores of experts will gather at Lexington Center to share information and advice on subjects that really matter like:
• Know how to find services in your community to help care for a loved one.
• Know how to plan for future physical, emotional and financial well-being.
• Know how to choose the best option for housing.
• Know how to stay mobile, sharp and engaged.
• Know how to take care of yourself if you are a caregiver.
• Know how to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
And much more.
You can walk around, pick up material and chat with experts at individual booths, sit in on informative talks about subjects of interest, enjoy art, music and entertainment. It’s going to be a lively, upbeat, engaging event that can make a real difference in your life or the life of someone you love. Please spread the word to your friends, family, church and social groups.

Q. Who should attend the i know expo?

The i know expo is for people of all ages and life stages: living out their golden years; taking care of someone they love; coping with difficult health situations or simply smart enough to know it’s never too early to start planning for the future.

Q. How can I find out more about the i know expo?

By visiting www.iknowexpo.org or the i know expo page on Facebook.

Q. How can I get involved as a sponsor?

We offer four sponsorship levels:
Monarch $5000Emperor $2500Admiral $1,000 or Peacock $500.

Please complete and mail the sponsor application form (click here) or call or email either of these ladies for a sponsor kit.

Q. How can I get involved as an exhibitor?

Please complete and mail the exhibitor application form (click here) or call or email either of these ladies for an exhibitor kit.

Q. How can I get involved as a volunteer?

You can sign up at www.iknowexpo.org or by calling 859.252.8665 and asking for Laura or Debby

Q. Is there an admission fee?

Admission is free thanks to our four community-minded presenting sponsors:

Independent Transportation Network, Bluegrass, provides people 60+ and adults with
visual impairments safe, affordable 24/7 automobile transportation anywhere in Fayette and
northern Jessamine counties, for any reason. itnbluegrass.org

AARP a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that
helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them
and society as a whole. aarp.org

The Sanders Brown Center on Aging.
The ultimate goal of the Sanders Brown Center on Aging is to catalyze innovative research
while ensuring a rapid rate of progress toward new therapies. uky.edu/coa

The LFUCG Mayor’s Commission for Citizens with Disabilities promotes the inclusion
and empowerment of people with disabilities within the Lexington-Fayette Urban County
community and advises the Mayor and the Urban County Council on issues that impact
persons with disabilities. lexingtonky.gov

Bluegrass Agency on Aging and Independent Living offers activities, programs, services, resources,
education, advocacy and more to disabled men, women and children of any age,  and their caregivers.  bgaaail.org.