Vermont 50+ EXPO celebrates 12th year this Saturday

Vermont’s largest event for Baby Boomers and seniors, the Vermont 50+ EXPO, will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 12th annual event is a full day of fun for those age 50 and older, and all ages are welcome.

Attendees are invited to escape cabin fever and enjoy a mid-winter bit of Hawaiian paradise in the Sheraton’s conference center, including free tropical punch, hula lessons with Karen Amirault, and more.

In the Emerald Ballroom, the Lyric Theatre Chorus will perform a “Tropical Getaway in Song.” Other highlights of the day include a fashion show, over 75 exhibitors, and an afternoon dance party with music by Charlie Rice of C-Note Entertainment.

The EXPO also offers a series of seminars throughout the day on topics ranging from retirement planning to consumer education to getting a good night’s sleep.

The EXPO will feature a 50-50 raffle and silent auction, and prize giveaways including a trip for two valued at over $2,400, plus free tote bags while supplies last.

Tickets are $5 at the door, or $4 in advance when purchased at the University Mall’s customer service desk in South Burlington, or by calling Vermont Maturity at 872-9000 x10.

A portion of all proceeds benefit the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, which provides vital services to area seniors including the Meals on Wheels program and the Senior HelpLine.

The EXPO is presented by Vermont Maturity Magazine and the Vermont Agency.

For advance tickets, call 872-9000 x10. For more information, call (802) 878-0051 or e-mail


Note: Vermont Maturity Magazine is published by Paul and Marianne Apfelbaum, the publishers of the Williston Observer.