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Learn about resources at Senior Fair

By Staff | Oct 22, 2009

This year’s headliner is the rising young star of Mountain Apple recording company, Mailani Makainai, who will be accompanied by Doctor Trey. They will perform at 10:45 a.m.

WAILUKU — The 36th annual Senior Fair — “Malama Ma‘akou, Malama Ka‘akou” (Taking care of ourselves, taking care of each other) — will be held at War Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Thousands of Maui seniors, family and friends are expected to attend. Starting at 8 a.m. until noon, food, fun, information, entertainment and things to buy will be available.

There will be performances by the Kaunoa Seniors/Judy’s Gang, Lahaina Seniors, Tim Eleneki, Nadao and Aiko Makimoto, Evette Lau and Elvis impersonator Jan McDonald.

More than 70 vendors have signed up, including health and wellness suppliers, crafts booths and more than 20 different food booths.

Maui Community College Health Center will give flu shots. Skin cancer, blood pressure and cholesterol checks will also be available.

Booths will provide information on assisted living facilities and senior fraud protection. Miscellaneous crafts, flowers and plants will be on sale at the event. For those who are eligible, Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) will have a table to sign up for the Senior Citizens Discount Red Card.

Admission is free. Parking will be available next to the swimming pool, with overflow parking at the stadium. MEO will provide shuttle busses to the gym from the stadium parking lot.