Over the last six years, the Silent Auction of the Expo has been a feature that is greatly anticipated by all guests due to the quality of the incredible items available for bid. Ranging from trips to delicate handcrafts, there is something of interest for everyone. See a partial list of great items for the 2018 auction donated by generous sponsors.
Bidding at the 2018 Silent Auction will occur from Wednesday, October 3 at 9 a.m. to Thursday, October 4 at 1 p.m. in the Center Hall of the Cow Palace. Highest bidders will be announced Thursday afternoon and will be called if they are not in attendance.
If your business would like to donate to the 2018 Silent Auction, contact 410-887-2002. This is a great marketing opportunity.
South Hall–Booth 3012
Research shows that volunteering as little as 96 hours a year leads to improved mental, emotional and physical health for seniors. Volunteers consistently report decreased loneliness and social isolation as well as reduced stress and higher life satisfaction. With more than 10,000 Americans turning age 65 each day, the number of potential volunteers is expected to double.
Are you interested in volunteering or are you a current volunteer who would like to know what new opportunities are available with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)? Then be sure to stop by the RSVP booth at the 2018 Power of Age Expo to speak with an RSVP staff member about your next volunteer opportunity.
Available at the RSVP booth will be both new site location and site opportunity information, along with friendly staff willing to assist you with your volunteering needs! An RSVP representative will be available on October 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
For information about RSVP, call 410-887-3101.
Exhibitors include the following:
American Red Cross
Baltimore County Association of Senior Citizen Organizations (BCASCO)
CASA of Baltimore County
Churches for Streets of Hope
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Pro Bono Counseling Project
South Hall–Booth 3008
Do you know about the incredible talent found in the 20 senior centers throughout the county? Perfect paintings, delightful drawings, wonderful woodwork and sculptures, phenomenal and peaceful photography, jazzy jewelry, cool and charming ceramics, and spectacular stained glass that were created by our community seniors will be displayed in the Senior Center area, located in the South Hall.
Come to peruse the beautiful pieces of art as well as cast your vote for the winning piece in each category. Around 1 p.m. on Thursday join us at the Main Stage, as the winners in each category will be announced. Please visit us to help choose the finest of the artwork and to celebrate our talented and brave exhibitors!
North Hall–Booth 2008
Free Admission for All Veterans
The expo is partnering with Secretary George Owings III of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Baltimore County Homefront Committee to offer a Veterans Muster. The Muster is for all ages and will be held within the North Hall of the Cow Palace on both days of the Expo—October 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and October 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Veterans Muster is a valuable resource event held to assist veterans and their families in a multitude of issues including education assistance, housing, medical care and cemetery benefits. Representatives from the Maryland State Office of Veterans Affairs will serve as consultants in directing individuals to the proper Veterans Resource Muster Exhibitors. Exhibitors include the following:
AARP Maryland—Veterans Program
Al-Anon Family Groups of Maryland
Baltimore Alcoholics Anonymous
Baltimore County Department of Housing
Baltimore County Homefront—Sponsor
Baltimore County Public Library
Baltimore Humane Society Pets for Patriots
Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
EquiTeam Support Services
Marine Corps League—Baltimore Detachment 565
Maryland Center for Veteran Education and Training (MCVET)
Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs
Maryland Department of VA Readjustment Counseling Services—Mobile Unit
Maryland Public Television (MPT) Salutes Vietnam Veterans
SAFE: Stop Abuse of Elders, a Program of CHANA
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum—Virtual Museum Tour Exhibit
VA Maryland HealthCare System
Wreaths Across America at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens