Active Aging Fair is today

Event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Citizens Central

Information on staying fit and engaged in the community will be available today during the Active Aging Fair in Fort Dodge.

Meteorologist Brett McIntyre, a Fort Dodge native, will be the keynote speaker.

The fair will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Citizens Central, 617 Central Ave.

”It’s free to anybody in the community,” said Kim Evans, a program supervisor for the city of Fort Dodge. ”Lots of knowledge could be obtained and we start with a great keynote speaker.”

McIntyre will get things started at 8:30 a.m.

He is the son of Bill and Diane McIntrye, of Fort Dodge. His father is a former sports editor of The Messenger. Brett McIntyre earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and journalism from Iowa State University in Ames. Since 2008, he has worked for a television station in Des Moines.

A light breakfast will be served during his remarks.

Following the talk, people will be able to visit with representatives of organizations that work with older residents.

”We will have 26 vendors up and ready for people to obtain information from,” Evans said,

The vendors will include:

• Bickford Assisted Living

• Blanden Memorial Art Museum

• City of Fort Dodge

• Citizens Central

• Elderbridge Agency on Aging

• Fort Dodge Public Library

• Foster Grandparents

• Friendship Haven

• I Smile Silver

• Iowa Home Care

• Iowa Specialty Hospital

• Kingsgate Insurance Center

• MIDAS Council of Governments/DART

• National Able

• Northland Travel


• UnityPoint Health Cancer Center

• Upper Des Moines Opportunity

The Active Aging Fair will conclude at 11:30 a.m.