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PrimeTime Expo 

Comes to the Bay Area to

Celebrate Maturity 

March 9-10, 2001


Contact: Linda Cartlidge, PrimeTime Expo Producer (Expos Etc.)

Phone: 408-531-8375 Fax 408-270-2776 E-mail:


San Jose, CAÖFebruary 26, 2001-"PrimeTime Expo" the popular consumer show dedicated to mature men and women returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center March 9th and 10th, 2001 for the second annual event. 

Keynote Welcome: 10 am, Friday, March 9th by William A. Halter, Acting Commission of Social Security.

More than any other age group, the boomer and senior population will continue to skyrocket. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) reports a projected forecast of an "88% increase of Bay Area seniors in the next two decades". Meeting the need to serve this population segment, PrimeTime Expo offers a unique event presenting varied and stellar educational activities, exhibits and entertainment tailored to the interests of boomers, seniors and caregivers of aging family members. This dynamic and festive event features free educational and informative presentations by experts, interactive exhibits and dozens of activities including entertainment, career options, health screenings, sampling, massage therapy, fitness testing, resources from senior centers, food and refreshment courts, food and wine sampling, demos, and door prizes.

PrimeTime Expo is a unique concept event offering critical consumer education and mature life stage and lifestyle needs and options sponsored by Kmart, Arthritis Foundation of Northern California, Council on Aging, Pfizer, Coach USA, Diabetes Society of Santa Clara County, Times Community Newspapers, San Jose Mercury News, American Spirit Newspaper and San Jose Magazine. Interactive exhibits represent travel, healthcare, financial planning, long-term care, fitness & nutrition, active lifestyle, assisted living, personal care, sports & recreation, home, career options, and technology.

PrimeTimeís "Celebrating Maturity" features a wellness theme with a special guest appearance on Saturday by popular fitness expert, KGO 810am Radio Talk Show Host, Joanie Greggains. Aging and Fitness authority Dr Karl Knopf will share his vision and introduce Ms. Greggains, appearing at the Arthritis and "WristWand" Pavilion following her stage appearance. Ronnie Lottís and Royal Courtís Club One will present options for increasing longevity and rejuvenation through recreational exercises on-stage and at their exhibit. Fridayís stage entertainment includes live music and dancing with opening day, Friday March 9th, highlighted by the live performance of the "Magnolia Jazz Band" at 12noon. Attendees are invited to join in listening to the bandís at noon and again for music & dancing from 3-4pm with DJ Extraordinaire, Bill Foreman and "About the Music". Among the dynamic and informative stage presentations are "Diabetes & Foot Problem Prevention", "Sleepless in Silicon Valley & Living Energy Water", "Elderhostel", "Senior Step-Aerobics", "Tai Chi" and "Long-Term Care".

The Council on Aging offers senior center programs and a resource/referral center. Screenings are at the Arthritis, Diabetes, Club One, Nikken, and Pfizer Pavilions. The "Best of Life" Pavilion will feature "Womenís Health" and Kmartís "Heart Health. PrimeTime Expo Media Sponsor, the San Jose Mercury News, offers special discount $2 entry coupons in the paper Sunday, Wed., and Thursday ($5 at door). Attendees can also register free at www.primetimeexpo.com and call 408-907-6090 for general information and free shuttle info from San Jose Story Road Kmart and several senior centers. The center is light rail accessible and offers free parking. Media and companies interested in exhibiting are invited to call 408-531-8375.

 

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