Aiken Standard set to host second health expo on April 4

Mar. 19—The Aiken Standard is hosting its second Health & Life Expo. The free expo will be focused on the 40 and over community, and will emphasize overall wellness, from financial security to health screenings and awareness.

"The event last year was well attended," said Diane Daniell, Aiken Standard advertising sales manager. "The importance of health events for our community is to educate the public on services that are available in our community."

The expo will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the St. John's United Methodist Church gymnasium.

Guests will have the chance to receive a free hearing test provided by Elite Hearing. Attendees can also win prizes playing bingo, which starts at 11:30 a.m. and will be limited to the first 40 people to register.

The event will include several seminars, including: Will and Estates by Maxwell Law Firm; Financial Scams by SRP Credit Union; Assisted Living by Silver Bluff Grove; pre-planning by Cole Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Seminars begin at 9:30 a.m.

Vendors at this year's event include Advocate Health Advisors, Aiken Choral Society, Aiken Memory Care, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Barclay House Senior Living, Bathfitter, Carlyle Senior Health Care, Chris Heath Insurance, Cole Funeral Home, Daybreak Adult Care Services, Elite Hearing, Family Pharmacy, Gentiva Hospice, Hearing Associates of South Carolina, Hibbitts Drug Co., Mary Kay/Ms. Delores, Mary's Bling, Maxwell Law Firm, Mrs. Bee's Pickles, Music at St. John's, Pop of Color, SC House Calls, Shellhouse & Shellhouse — Rivers Funeral Home, Silver Bluff Grove, SRP, Stretch Zone, Tupperware/Shirley Pinkston, Walk to End Alzheimer's, WellCare and Your CBD Store.

SRP Credit Union and Aiken Regional Medical Centers are the presenting sponsors for the event.

Over 30 local businesses are participating in the event, from funeral homes to law firms.

For information on becoming a vendor or to register for a seminar, call Daniell at 803-644-2369 or email