It is only two weeks until the Jasper Newton Senior Expo! This year the Expo will be held at the Jasper County Fairgrounds and feature four classes for attendees. Kristen Williams, senior outreach coordinator for the Indiana Attorney General, will present the first class at 8 a.m. She will be discussing issues important to seniors about consumer protection and scam prevention.

Ryan Washburn, an attorney with SAGA, Senior and Adult Guardian Advocates, will be discussing signs of self-neglect that often go unnoticed until the person’s health and safety might be at risk. His presentation is at 9 a.m.

The 10 a.m. class is focusing on Family Conversations with Older Drivers, presented by Chris Scheurich of Franciscan Health. Giving up driving privileges is difficult because we see it as a loss of independence. It is important to realize that sometimes it is very necessary. She will discuss ways to handle this and other difficult family conversations.

Abbie Parmele, certified healing touch practitioner, will present the final class at 11 a.m. Parmele will be discussing and showing how to feel better both physically and emotionally by understanding the power of the proper touch.

If you are interested in any of these classes, plan to be at the Senior Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jasper County Fairgrounds. A health fair with free screenings will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. and vendor booths of interest to seniors will be open from 7:30 to 11:30. A light breakfast sponsored by Phoenix Paramedics, Walgreens and Jasper County REMC will be provided for attendees.