Last year, more than 5,000 men and women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s attended Wicked Local’s Best Years Expo, an event designed to provide resources and information to baby boomers as they approach the next step in their lives. This year, the Best Years Expo is back and promises to be just as informative, accessible, and fun. Sponsored by Steward Health Care, the Expo will again bring together local businesses and customers on Saturday, October 29th.
In 2015, we hosted more than 80 vendors at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, and they were able to offer their services and expertise to our guests. From hearing evaluations to cooking demonstrations, our exhibitors did a fantastic job meeting with and offering support to the audience. The event featured guest speakers like the iconic Henry Winkler, who spoke about his life as an actor, writer, and producer. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from local marathon runner and disability advocate Dick Hoyt.
Our 2016 Best Years Expo plans to deliver the same level of professional service and entertainment. We are very pleased to welcome America’s favorite TV mom, Florence Henderson as our special guest. She played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” and is also an accomplished actor, dancer, singer, writer, and producer. Our emcees for the day will be Maria Stephanos and Ben Simmoneau from “The Ten O’Clock News on MeTV.”
During the event, there will be featured entertainment including the Boston Skyline Chorus and Retro Polatin, performing popular music from the last few decades. We’re also very happy to have the team from Edelman Financial Services involved. Ric Edelman, the founder and CEO, will be speaking on the main stage of the event, and during the day members of EFS will be hosting seminars.
"We are thrilled to bring back our exciting and successful Best Years event to Gillette Stadium," said Sean Burke, president of GateHouse Media New England. "Last year's inaugural event was a great success with thousands of participants engaging and interacting with our many sponsors and participating businesses. We look forward to another great event this year."
In addition to Best Years Presenting Sponsor Steward Health Care – whose facilities include Morton, Norwood and Good Samaritan hospitals – other major sponsors include: Edelman Financial Services; Wingate Healthcare; Boston Scientific; Dr. Leonard Strauss, DMD, of Station Dental Implants and Periodontics; Plainridge Park Casino; Mass Audiology; and AARP.
With the 2016 Best Years Expo only a few weeks away, we can’t wait to connect our audience with these qualified and dedicated vendors. The 2nd Annual Best Years Expo takes place on Saturday, October 29th at Gillette Stadium. The doors to the East Putnam Club open at 10 AM. We can’t wait to see you there.
Nick Pizzolato is the Marketing Content Manager at Wicked Local Media Solutions. For questions, topics for future blogs, sending facts, or to share your favorite moment from the film “Back to the Future,” email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.