80 Vendors Expected at Maui Senior Fair

October 17, 2012, 2:02 PM HST · Updated October 22, 11:48 AM
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Senior Fair.  Maui Now file photo, 2010 by Robin Pilus.

By Maui Now Staff

An estimated 80 vendors and health screening booths will be offered at the upcoming Maui County Senior Citizens Fair.

The 39th annual event is co-produced by the Maui County Office on Aging and Maui Economic Opportunity and takes place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 27, at the War Memorial Gym complex.

This year’s theme is Maui Seniors: Our Health is Our Wealth, which highlights the importance of staying healthy in order to enjoy the riches of life.

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“The senior fair isn’t just for seniors,” said Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. “There’s food, entertainment and a lot of vendors and everyone has a good time. So come out and support our kupuna at the Senior Fair, because they truly are our community’s most valuable resource.”

Maui Economic Opportunity CEO Lyn McNeff encouraged the public to attend in support of the senior clubs of Maui County.  “Besides picking up healthy living tips, the kupuna sell food and crafts to earn funds for their clubs’ recreational activities,” said McNeff.

Attendees can get free health screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar.  Mina Pharmacy will also be on hand to provide flu shots.

Entertainment includes performances from: Déjà Vu, Judy’s Gang, Daniel Lau & Keli’i Pio Mawae, Senior Group Chicken Dance, Hale Mahaolu Akahi Seniors, Lahaina Honolua Kupuna Serenaders, La’Tinas Dance and Fitness Zumba, and Yaeko Yamamoto Dancers performing a Japanese Buyo Dance.

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