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Hudson Senior Expo set for Feb. 6

One of the biggest mega trends impacting the world is population aging. Today, 15 percent of the population in Wisconsin is over 65 years old, with a life expectancy of 84. As the population in Hudson also ages, local seniors, baby boomers and caregivers must find resources to help them live a vibrant and healthy life.

Hudson Senior Expo is bringing a vendor fair with 27 local business, nonprofits and county agencies together 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Camp St. Croix, 345 Riverview Drive, Hudson. The event will allow seniors, their families, and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about senior housing, health care, and financial services in Hudson and the surrounding area.

In addition to the vendor fair, local experts will give short presentations on topics important to seniors. Brad Beckman, director of St. Croix County's Age and Disability Resource Center will speak on issues and resources available to seniors in St. Croix County. Attendees will also hear from Mike Kojonen about Social Security and new tax laws, Katie Kranz will speak about estate planning, wills, trusts and power of attorney, and John and Becky Durham will talk about seniors aging in place or if transitioning to a senior living residence is in their best interest.

The first 100 people to register will receive a free lunch and be eligible for door prizes.