Baseball legend offers chance of a lifetime at Senior Boomer Expo

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Baseball Hall of Famer and HealthSpring spokes-person Willie Mays will make a special guest appearance at this year's Senior Boomer Expo. The one-day event is set for Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Doors are open from 9 a.m. -- 5:30 p.m.  Admission is just $5.00. 

Mays is appearing courtesy of  Presidential Sponsor HealthSpring, Inc., a Medicare Advantage Plan.   His appearance will give attendees of all ages a rare opportunity to see the  former San Francisco Giants superstar, considered by many to be the greatest player of all time.  Known as the "Say Hey Kid," Mays astonished fans and fellow players with his hitting, his running, and his unsurpassed fielding in the 1950s and 60s. 

Between 11 am -- noon, the baseball legend will chat with the audience and will give out 25 pre-signed baseballs.  Participants must register on the day of the event to have their names drawn to receive the baseballs. 

Mays is part of an outstanding lineup of activities and performances that will be featured at Senior Boomer Expo, an event of Senior Expo Inc., of Middle Tennessee.  This year is a first for Senior Boomer Expo which changed its name from Senior Expo to offer more resources, programs, and services to improve the health and independence of Baby Boomers and all adults over 50.  The best part is that  the programs are all under one roof!

The theme for the 2006 Senior Boomer Expo is "Take the Time…to Eat Better, Move More & Learn More."  During the one-day festival, seniors and boomers can participate in demonstrations and booths featuring area experts on  a variety of topics, including free medical screenings from the region's top hospitals,  "live"  exercise activities, and cooking/healthy eating workshops.  Participants can also get great information on creating the lifestyle they desire to help them live and age well.  Whether they want  information on relationships, divorce & dating, improving their homes, securing their financial future, or  caring for aging parents,  participants can find the support and resources they need at Senior Boomer Expo.

 Guests can also boogie to the sounds of local Country and R&B bands featuring some of the area's greatest music legends.  In addition to these programs, the Expo will also offer fabulous door-prize drawings. And to prove that beauty is ageless, "The Young at Heart" fashion show is back by popular demand, with models wearing clothes provided by the French Shoppe.  The fashion show is considered one of the major highlights of Expo. 

Senior Boomer Expo also has a new website with schedule information  and links to community resources for adults over 50.  You can go to or if you just want details about the event call  615-255-1010.  If you would like to exhibit call 862-8827.

Complimentary box lunches are available while supplies last.  Honorary Silver Patron Tennessee Mobility will provide parking lot shuttle service for seniors with disabilities.  Seniors 65 and older can purchase a special discount bus pass from MTA to take to the Fairgrounds.  Helping to make this event possible are Senior Expo sponsors, Health Spring, Inc., The Tennessean, WSMV-TV, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Humana MarketPOINT, Saint Thomas Health Services, Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Tennessee Tribune, Lamar Advertising, The Nashville Pride, and El Crucero Newspaper.  Senior Boomer Expo is presented by the Greater Nashville Regional Council Area Agency on Aging and Disability, and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.