Senior Expo on March 25 Offers Planetarium Shows, Rules of the Road Class at JJC

Local seniors and their families are invited to the Seniors in Motion Senior Expo, which will feature more than 60 senior interest vendors, on Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon on Joliet Junior College’s Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Attendees are asked to enter through the college’s Campus Center (A-Building).

Senior Expo 2013

The first 100 seniors who come to the 13th annual expo, presented by JJC and the Seniors in Motion Committee, will receive a free gift mug.

“The Senior Expo is meant to provide seniors in the area with a one-stop-shop where they can have access to topics of senior interests,” said Brenda Large, personal enrichment coordinator of Corporate and Community Service at JJC.

In addition to Walgreens, the AARP, and other senior interest booths at the expo, JJC will offer free shows at the Herbert F. Trackman Planetarium. The shows will feature the college’s new digital projector – an upgrade installed last year that replaced the original projector from 1973. Shows will be held every 25 minutes, beginning at 9 a.m.

JJC will also open its one-room schoolhouse for self-guided tours. The Cronin Schoolhouse, which was named a local landmark by the Joliet City Council in 2013, includes artifacts such as desks, a piano, a furnace, and more from the one-room schoolhouse era. Seniors are welcome to visit the schoolhouse at any time during the expo.

Also new to the expo will be a Rules of the Road class that will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in A-1002. To be a part of the class, seniors must register ahead of time by calling the Lockport Township Park District at 815-838-1183, ext. 206.

In addition to these new activities, the expo’s popular Bingo tournament will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria. Lunch will be available for purchase.

For more information about the senior expo, visit http://www.jjc.edu/community-education/Pages/senior-expo.aspx.

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