Hosted by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, this annual one-day event features a wide range of informative and engaging activities all under one roof.


Free Admission and Parking

WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016 9 a.m – 2 p.m.

The Westin Long Beach 
333 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

Parking Directions
• To make it easy for our guests, we are offering free Complimentary Valet or Self Parking.
• For those who self park, an abundance of signage will help guide you in the parking structure. We also have (2) eight passenger golf cart shuttles to pick you up from your car and bring you to the hotel elevators.
• There are two entrances to the Westin garage – from Ocean Boulevard or East 1st Street.
• Parking is allowed in “Reserved Spaces” on the weekends, which will make for easier access to hotel elevators.
• Hotel elevators will take you to the lobby level. The expo, featured presentations and all activities are located on the 3rd level in the Centennial Ballroom.

Don’t forget to bring your parking ticket so we can validate!

Driving Directions

From North
• Take Interstate 5 or Interstate 405 South to 710 Freeway South.
• Exit at Downtown/Broadway.
• Proceed through 9 lights, and turn right onto Elm Street.
• Turn right onto Ocean Boulevard.
• The hotel is on the right.

From South
• Take I-5 to I-405 North to 710 Freeway South.
• Exit at Downtown/Broadway.
• Proceed through 9 lights, and turn right onto Elm Street.
• Turn right onto Ocean Boulevard.
• The hotel is on the right.

• Take any major freeway westbound (10, 91, 105, or 60) to the 710 Freeway South.
• Exit at Downtown/Broadway.
• Proceed through 9 lights, and turn right onto Elm Street.
• Turn right onto Ocean Boulevard.
• The hotel is on the right.

• Take any major freeway eastbound (10, 91, 105, or 60) to the 710 Freeway South.
• Exit at Downtown/Broadway.
• Proceed through 9 lights, and turn right onto ElmStreet.
• Turn right onto Ocean Boulevard.
• The hotel is on the right.




Bingo- Hosted by Long Beach Yellow Cab
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm

Enjoy the fun of bingo and even win some prizes! Space is limited and available on a first come basis.


The bright yellow taxi’s you see driving around Long Beach are a safe and reliable way to get to your destination. Seniors (62 and over ) receive a 10% senior discount on all of their rides – just show your ID to your driver.
Long Beach Yellow Cab loves the community and is delighted to be hosting annual BINGO at the Press-Telegram’s Successful Aging Expo.

Food Sampling – Bixby’s Brooklyn Deli
Noon – 1:30 pm
Centennial Ballroom

Enjoy some samples from local restaurant.


Painting Workshop
12:00 Noon
Centennial Ballroom

In partnership with two local organizations – Cultural Alliance Long Beach (CALB) and Anderson Paint and Hardware – we are pleased to offer a free painting workshop for our expo attendees. Bring out your inner artist with the help of Instructors Antonio Tomaselli and Bogart Roquelsantos and learn step by step how to paint a landscape. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited so come early to secure your spot.

Long Beach Transit
Transit Access Pass I.D. Cards

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Centennial Ballroom

Seniors 62 years or older qualify for a Senior TAP (Transit Access Pass) ID Card. There is no charge for the card itself, but you must supply a full-face photo (1” X 1-1/4” or 2” X 2”) along with valid ID showing proof of age (California ID, California Driver’s License, passport, or a birth certificate accompanied by any photo ID). Temporary TAP cards will be provided upon completion of application.

Free Men’s Haircuts –
Deluxe Parlor & Shave Club

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Centennial Ballroom

A Classic Barbershop in the Heart of Downtown Long Beach

Hourly Raffle
10:00 am; 11:00 am, Noon, 1:00 pm, 1:50 pm
Centennial Ballroom

Give us feedback and complete the raffle form for a chance to win a variety of prizes. You do not need to be present to win.


Prize Wheel

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Centennial Ballroom

Goodie Bags, Swag, Wine, Gift Certificates. Everyone’s a winner!

Tote Bag – Compliments of the Press-Telegram
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Centennial Ballroom

Enjoy this reusable tote bag and put it to good use by filling it with information and giveaways you will receive at the expo.

Coffee & Tea – Compliments of the Press-Telegram
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Centennial Ballroom


Paul Weitz Trio Featuring Donna Deussen
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Paul Weitz hails from Buffalo, NY and has been a professional guitarist for more than 30 years. Paul performs throughout the Los Angeles area, most often with jazz vocalist Donna Deussen. They recently released a co-produced CD “On The Street Where You Live.” The CD includes a unique and exciting arrangements of pop and jazz standards. The CD is available on “CD Baby” or go to

Flu Shot Clinic – Walgreen’s
(administered at the Expo by Walgreen’s, located at 3339 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach)
Flu season is here and it is time to make sure you are vaccinated. If you have insurance, they will bill your provider. If you don’t have insurance, they will provide the flu shot at no cost. Walgreen’s is giving back and working in alliance with the United Nations. For every shot they give – they donate a much needed shot to a child in a developing country.
Thyroid Screening– OptumCare
Bone Density – HealthCare Partners Medical Group
Blood Pressure – Long Beach Memorial
Grip Strength – Regal and Lakeside Medical Groups
Stroke – Independence at Home
Hearing Evaluation – Miracle Ear
Oral Cancer – Volterra Dental
Foot Massage – CareMore Health Plan

Have you ever wondered why or how the Press-Telegram does what it does with its news coverage and opinion pages? If you’ve ever had a question about the workings of the media and the Press-Telegram, the Successful Aging Expo provides an opportunity for you to stop by and visit with editors, columnists and reporters.

Rich Archbold
Rich Archbold
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Public Editor
Rich can tell you how to deal with the media. As “Public Editor” Rich enjoys talking to readers and wants to know from you how the Press-Telegram can strengthen its ties to the community.


Rachel Uranga
Tim Grobaty
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Tim writes a wildly popular column describing what’s going on in the greater Long Beach area. Tim will tell you about growing up and getting a little grayer in Long Beach. He also will autograph a copy of his latest book, “I’m Dying Here; A Life in the Paper.” Bring a copy or buy one at the Expo.

Melissa Evans
9:30 am – 11:00 am
City Editor
Melissa can tell you about the Press-Telegram’s local news coverage and how to get your stories into the newspaper and online.


Thomas Bray
10:00 am – Noon
Press-Telegram Senior Managing Editor and Managing News Editor for the Southern California News Group
Welcome Tom, who is relatively new to the Press-Telegram market. He has a wealth of news knowledge that he can share.


Courtney Tompkins
Courtney Tompkins
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
City Hall Reporter
Courtney can answer your questions about local issues


9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Press-Telegram Mascot
Petey is our friendly, non-talking mascot, who will happily pose for photos and selfies.