Senior Expo (Maryland – October 19; Virginia – October 26)

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Two free events for older adults and their families will be held on Sunday, October 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and on Sunday, October 26, at the Ballston Mall (3rd floor) in Arlington, Virginia, from noon to 4 pm, featuring expert speakers, health screenings, resources, information and entertainment. These events are sponsored by the Beacon Newspaper ( or 301-949-9766).

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Fischell, physicist and inventor of dozens of life-changing medical devices, and his topic is “Biomedical Engineering for Humanity.” Government agencies, nonprofits and local businesses will provide information and answer questions about retirement communities, home remodeling, financial planning, healthcare, travel, fitness, senior services, government resources, and more. Giveaways and door prizes will also be available.