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Over fifties lifestyle show rolls into Fuengirola this weekend

50s Plus Lifestyle Expo.
50s Plus Lifestyle Expo. / SUR
  • The lifestyle event aimed at the retired and those nearing retirement age will take place at the IPV Palace and Spa Hotel in Fuengirola on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

The popular 50s Plus Expo, the lifestyle event aimed at the retired and those nearing retirement age, will take place at the IPV Palace and Spa Hotel in Fuengirola on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December.

The exhibition, which offers companies a platform to showcase their merchandise and services, is well established on the coast and has been catering for the over-50s since 1999.

Health and well-being will be a key element of this year's event, based on the supposition that exercise, sensible diet, and regular routine monitoring slows down the ageing process.

Visitors can take advantage of free blood pressure and blood glucose tests; spine monitoring and bone density screening and information on treating arthritic joints and knee pain. There will also be free health checks, spa treatments, eye care, hearing tests and financial, pensions and legal advice.

The event offers the over-50s talks, lectures and demonstrations concerning their physical and financial health as well as focusing on interests and hobbies.

The majority of the stand space has been reserved by a mix of companies from numerous sectors, including specialists in insurance, finance, health, currency exchange, building services, hospitality, tourism, arts and much more.

Black Tower Financial Management, De Vere Spain and Abacas Financial will offer professional advice about their services, while Liberty Seguros, one of the leading expatriate insurance providers in Spain, will be on hand for those needing assistance with life, pet, car, home and leisure insurance.

Eric Knowles of The Antiques Road Show, and Mike Kelly, a leading coin and stamp expert, will offer free valuations on antique items and numismatics.

Successful sales lecturer, Alan Howard, will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, If You Haven't Gambled, and also to offer advice and tips on golf.

Because the event will be staged close to the festive season, there will also be many Christmas attractions, notably cookery demonstrations offering traditional foods and more modern cuisine, as well as decorations and Christmas gift ideas.

Along with the companies and service providers, The Royal British Legion, Age Concern and Care at Home will be informing visitors about the services they provide.