Don’t Get Scammed Zone
Scams affect one in four North American households each year at an estimated loss to individuals and families of $50 billion. Scammers are creative, constantly change their techniques and prey on relevant topics including personal tragedies. Visit the Don’t Get Scammed Zone and get information affecting central Ohioans, hosted by the Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Columbus Division of Police Economic Crime Unit.
POINT. The Easiest Way to Volunteer.
It’s been 1 year since Mikhail Bush launched the POINT app and there are now over 100 charities on POINT and nearly 3000 people like you signed up. POINT is a nonprofit tech startup that helps connect volunteers. Mikhail Bush, founder and CEO, says, “We thought it was ridiculous that you could book a room in Spain from your phone using Airbnb or Grubhub food in bed at 11 o’clock, but if you want to do something good, like volunteer at a soup kitchen or a hospital, there’s a whole process. First, you have to find a nonprofit, then you have to call them and coordinate volunteer times just to sign up for an experience. We wanted to make nonprofit engagement and volunteering as easy as ordering food.” Meet representatives from POINT at the LIFE Expo. Find out more here.
Ohio residents age 60 or older are invited to enrich their lives by experiencing the academic excellence and world-renowned research available at The Ohio State University. Each year, thousands of Ohioans take advantage of this tuition-free, noncredit/non-degree program to connect to the university community. Program 60 participants attend courses on an instructor permission, space-available, audit basis at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Several other regional schools have similar programs including Columbus State Community College and Hocking College.
Vaud-Villities’ history began in 1943 when the 27 singers from Lowell Riley’s First Community Church Men’s Glee Club decided that they wanted to do something with all the music they had learned. Today, the mission of Vaud-Villities is to serve the central Ohio community through the sharing of our resources and by showcasing, encouraging and developing the diverse talents of local and regional performers, artists, designers, stage crew and technical specialists. You’ll love hearing the musical sounds of their traveling singing troupe.
Ohio History Connection
Connecting you to the stories of Ohio.
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future.Attendees can explore these special exhibits in addition to all of the displays and exhibits at the center.
Exhibit · 1950s: Building the American Dream
Explore 1950s pop culture, a Lustron steel house and more!
World War I | Display
See a special display commemorating the centennial of the Unites States entering WWI.
Exhibit · Ohio - Champion of Sports
It’s impossible to tell the national story of sports without Ohio.
EVENT & STAGE SCHEDULE
10:00 AM | LIFE EXPO FOR BOOMERS+ OPENS
11:40 AM | HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Discussion on the balanced care method for brain health.
NOON | CHUCK WHITE, PRESENTED BY SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES
Chuck White was a local television pioneer with WBNS 10TV who co-produced and brought to life the puppets on Luci’s Toyshop, including the renowned “Mr. Tree.” Chuck will share seldom told behind-the-scenes stories of those early days of 10TV.
12:45 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: AVOID GETTING SCAMMED
Join expert panelists from the Better Business Bureau, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Columbus Division of Police and Federal Trade Commission as they discuss how to avid getting scammed by today’s savvy con artists. Visit the Don’t Get Scammed Zone at the show all day for additional information.
2:00 PM | DINO TRIPODIS
Columbus radio legend, comedian and host of the “Whiskey Business” podcast, Dino Tripodis.
2:45 PM | DAVID MCCREARY
Comedy and magic with David McCreary, who comes into your home every Saturday night as host of the Ohio Lottery’s “Cash Explosion”.
Due to an urgent family health issue, Vicki Lawrence is not able to attend the LIFE Expo for Boomers+. Vicki is very disappointed to not be able to join this weekend and asks for your prayers and understanding at this time. She hopes to be able to reschedule a visit to Columbus in the near future.