Check out all the great new technology for aging in place! BeBloomin is one of the companies showcasing their smart solutions for aging well – check us out – on the front of the 4-H Building!
The Wiser Living 2014 Exhibit has expanded! Come check out our NEW Idea House & Main Street concepts, showcasing over 28 companies that help seniors and their caregivers meet the challenges of aging, with greater ease, comfort and independence!
IDEA HOUSE (great ideas for adapting your home for ease)
THE NEW MAIN STREET (featuring the “new” services & products we need as we age)
- ACCRA Care
- Aging Services of Minnesota
- Arthur’s Residential Care
- Beyond Barriers
- CareProviders of Minnesota
- Catholic ElderCare
- Episcopal Homes
- Good Samaritan Society
- Goodman Group
- Hearing of America
- I-Can Wheelchair Lift
- Keystone Communities
- The Lutheran Home Association
- Mary T, Inc.
- MedLife Solutions
- Oak Meadows
- Presbyterian Homes & Services
- Residential Care Providers Network
- Saint Therese
- Tealwood Senior Living
- The Waters Senior Living
THE FRONT PORCH (0ur special stage designed to help you grow wiser through engaging presentations)
CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT ON A STICK!
Join us on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the Wiser Living Exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, and how you can use this venue to reach your customers in a fun, innovative and cost-effective way! Representatives from Older But Wiser Living and the Minnesota State Fair will be on-hand at the premiere Mill City Innovation and Collaboration Center to answer your questions about this great opportunity to showcase your product or service solution to older adults, caregivers, and other professionals in the aging industry. Click HERE for more information or to register.
Be Part of Wiser Living at the Minnesota State Fair!
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WHO is Wiser Living?
Wiser Living is an award-winning exhibit presented by the Minnesota State Fair, in partnership with Aging Services of Minnesota and Older But Wiser Living. Together, we invite agencies and businesses to partner with us to showcase smart solutions for serving the growing needs of older adults and caregivers.
WHAT is Wiser Living?
Wiser Living is designed to help consumers, caregivers and the general public become “wiser” about the many products and services available in our communities to maximize independence and choice as we age. The exhibit also features a “Front Porch Stage” with daily speakers, demonstrations, entertainment and more to attract fairgoers and provide additional opportunities for public education. The Minnesota State Fair is a very effective way to reach thousands of potential customers in a short period of time, offering creative ideas and helpful resources to support our common journey of growing older and caring for others.
WHERE is Wiser Living?
Wiser Living is located on the outside of the 4-H Building on the fairgrounds. The exhibit will double in size for 2014! We also have an active website that accompanies the exhibit year-round (updated by July 1 for 2014 fair season.)
WHEN is Wiser Living?
Wiser Living at the Minnesota State Fair will take place August 21 – September 1 in 2014. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m each day.
WHY Wiser Living?
The “Baby Boom generation” has hit its peak. More than ever, “boomers” feel the pinch of both aging themselves along with caring for aging parents. People age 65 and older will double in Minnesota over the next 15 years (660,000 today to 1.3 million by 2025). More people will want and need to “age in place,” often with chronic health conditions, and will benefit from getting wiser about solutions they can use to age well and more easily care for others at home.
Join us in 2014 and showcase YOUR great services and products to nearly 1.8 million fairgoers!
Let us know of your interest here. Additional information and registration materials will be emailed to you. Have additional questions? Call or email Michelle Witte at 651-402-3184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this post, between facebook and the website I have now mentioned all of our exhibit partners in the Wiser Living Exhibit, and I will keep listing folks until everyone is both places.
Aging Services of Minnesota deserves special mention, because not only did they support the exhibit financially and during the fair, but they partnered with Older but Wiser Living, and the Minnesota State Fair, to produce the Wiser Living Exhibit. They have been with us at the table since sometime in December of last year. We are particularly grateful to Lori Meyer who was with us at meeting after meeting, for Jenny Prosser who designed our beautiful Wiser Living logo, and to Gayle Kvenvold, the President and CEO of Aging Services of Minnesota.
Another one of our exhibit partners making the Wiser Living Exhibit possible, is Novo Nordisk. Makers of the flex pen, they have brought in a variety of diabetes educators with a wealth of resources to the MN State Fair. They have been popular speakers on the front porch, explaining how different foods and blood sugar interact. Stop by and look at the schedule so you can be sure to catch their talks for yourselves or a loved one. They have carb counting books, portion plate flyers, and a variety of other handouts.