Senior Day Out 2011
On Tuesday, October 4, Louisville Metro TRIAD hosted its 11th annual Senior Day Out, an event that draws more than 1,600 local seniors to the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Senior Day Out provides seniors with valuable information and services. At this year's event, seniors received free health screenings, flu shots, exhibits by local business and service providers, guest speakers, a complimentary lunch, door prizes, bingo and a special welcome from Mayor Greg Fischer. Seniors also enjoyed live entertainment by Street Heat, a band comprised of members from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Louisville Metro Police, Jeffersontown Police, Louisville Fire Dept and Metro Corrections. Elvis once again made a special appearance, driving his pink Cadillac into the ballroom.
Since the KIPDA region is home to more than 166,000 seniors, Senior Day Out is an important community event for local seniors. It is hosted by Louisville Metro TRIAD, a grassroots partnership between local law enforcement, representatives of senior groups, service providers and community volunteers with a mission to inform and protect Kentucky Seniors and reduce criminal victimization of the elderly.
Many local organizations and businesses join forces to support Senior Day Out 2011. Sponsors for this year's event included Louisville Metro Government, Passport Advantage, Today's Transitions, Access Services Groups, Inc., and Medical News for You, and featured approximately 83 exhibitors and 7 different health screenings.