Annual Live Well Age Well event set for Sept. 7 at Arts & Heritage Center
Johnson County will offer resources and information to help the older population “live well” and “age well.” The 2023 Live Well, Age Well expo takes place Thursday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
The event, which has occurred for 39 years under four different names, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Live Well Age Well will feature a vendor fair with more than 50 private businesses, health organizations, community partners and other service providers. The focus is keeping aging adults healthy, independent and well connected in Johnson County.
The event will feature informational booths from Johnson County Government, including the Park and Recreation District, 50 Plus Department, Election Office, Health and Environment, County Manager’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Aging and Human Services, K-State Research and Extension Office, and Library.
Activities will also include educational sessions, free health screenings and prizes. Attendees can also play bingo for door prizes.
The first 300 attendees will receive an event bag that includes a free pass to the Johnson County Museum valid for entry on Sept. 7. The museum is located in the Arts & Heritage Center.
The annual expo for aging adults began in 1984 as Celebrate Age at Mission Mall and was coordinated by the Johnson County Department of Human Services.
Johnson County Park and Recreation District began coordination of the event in 2011, changing the name to Live Well Age Well in 2017.