Community Senior Health & Wellness Expo

Lin Sue Cooney

SCOTTSDALE – Discover how to cultivate and maintain a vibrant healthy life at the Community Senior Health & Wellness Expo on October 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Multiple organizations serving older residents in the north Valley have joined forces for this free public event hosted at Desert Foothills YMCA, 34250 N. 60th St, in Scottsdale.

Lin Sue Cooney, director of community engagement at Hospice of the Valley, will share heartfelt advice and resources in her keynote presentation. She’ll help seniors rise above age-related concerns and shape a healthy encore life. Cooney, a well-loved former TV-anchor in Arizona, oversees Hospice of the Valley’s community-facing departments including volunteers, fund and business development and creative services. With a passion for their heart and mission, Cooney loves to share the variety of services beyond end-of-life-care offered by Hospice of the Valley.

At the Expo, attendees can connect on-site with more than 40 health and wellness experts and exhibitors to get their questions answered and find out about available resources and services for the senior population in the Foothills community. Vendors and presenters include Honor Health, Maricopa County Senior Adult Independent Living, Jackson White, Moving You Simply, Paradise Valley Community College and more.

With a focus on prevention and early intervention, attendees will also enjoy interactive events, demonstrations and presentations by a variety of experts. Topics include mindfulness, legal information, nutrition, fitness, maintaining memory, and brain health, along with home safety, fall prevention, medication interaction and much more.

“Lin Sue Cooney’s passion for the community and experience in wellness resources made her a perfect keynote speaker,” said David Court, Desert Foothills Library executive director.

“Each year we join forces with partner organizations serving the senior community to put on an event encouraging our ‘neighbors’ to live a healthier lifestyle by answering their questions and offering a variety of health related resources and services.” said Debbra Determan, Foothills Caring Corps executive director.

A long healthy life begins with taking steps to keep track of and detect changes in your health to help prevent more serious problems. The Expo planning committee’s goal is to give older residents an easy way to get the information they need to improve wellness and maintain their independence. The organizations coming together to put on the event include Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, Carefree Physical Therapy, Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Desert Foothills Library, Education & Community Services – Cave Creek Unified School District, From the Heart Senior Transitioning, Foothills Caring Corps, Foothills Foodbank, Honor Health, Hospice of the West, Lone Mountain Memory Care, Maricopa County, Silverado Memory Care, Town of Cave Creek and Town of Carefree.

For more information, or to become an exhibitor, volunteer or sponsor, please call 480-488-1105, email or visit