Prime of Life Expo Will Offer New: Meet and Greet and Job Opportunities

August 21, 2018

The 7th Annual Prime of Life Expo will be held on August 28, 9am – 2pm at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.  The event is free and open to the public. The new hosting agency of the Prime of Life Expo, United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), along with Senior Information Resources (SIR) and the Catawba County Chamber, will present this event to engage older adults and caregivers in the region.

“We are excited about the support and participation at the Prime of Life Expo this year, shared Shaylyn Ladd, Community Engagement Director/United Church Homes and Services.  “I believe attendees will be pleased with the changes and additions made to enhance the Prime of Life Expo, along with the resources that more than 80 exhibitors will bring to the show.”

An informal candidate Meet and Greet with representatives for Catawba County Commissioner have been invited to share the concession area from 12noon – 1pm.  Participants and exhibitors are encouraged to stop by and have an informal chat with the candidates to help make an informed decision about their vote.

With jobs and employment being a key issue for the Hickory Metro Area, NC Career Works Center will be on hand to discuss available positions that might fit your lifestyle.

Schedule of activities throughout the Prime of Life Expo include:

  • BINGO with great prizes hosted by Senior Information Resources (9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm)
  • A surprise visit from Conrad & Candy, mascots for Hickory Crawdads (10am)
  • Concessions (10am-2pm)
  • Informal Meet & Greet candidates for county commissioner in concession area (12noon-1pm)
  • Looking for a job? NC Works Career Center booth - seniors (or others) looking for local employment both part time and full time (9am-2pm)
  • “This Life is About to Get Wild” photo booth (9am -2pm)
  • Over 80 booths offering senior resources and services (9am-2pm)

The event would not be possible without the support of these sponsors: Catawba Regional Hospice, Hickory Daily Record, Trinity Ridge/Trinity Village, Abernethy Laurels, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Frye Regional Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care, Catawba County, Gentiva Home Health/Kindred at Home, Brookdale Falling Creek, Life Transitions, Bath Fitter, Catawba Valley Living at Rock Barn, PACE at Home, The Wheelchair Place, Adult Life Programs, Century 21/American Homes, Rock Steady Boxing, Graystone Eye, and Terry’s Insurance.


The Prime of Life Expo is free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact:  Shaylyn Ladd, [email protected] or Joy Cline, [email protected]