Big Crowds at DECC for Annual Senior Expo

DULUTH, Minn. —

The annual Senior Expo brings thousands to Duluth, and this year’s event was no exception!

Huge crowds fill the DECC for the Senior Expo, an event geared toward people 55 or older.

The event pairs seniors with businesses and services all over the area, and attracts as many as four thousand people.

The event has a new name as of this year; organizers have renamed it the “Northland Senior Expo.”

“People come to this event from the Range, northwestern Wisconsin, central Minnesota, and it’s like – the event is in Duluth, but really it’s the Northland that comes to it,” said DECC owner Tracy Lundeen.

One of the main attractions at the Senior Expo is the Centenarian Birthday Party, celebrating the birthdays of folks that have reached at least 100 years of age.

Irene Swallow just turned 100 on February 27 of this year.

She says her love of music, particularly the piano, has kept her going since she was eight years old!

“I’ve never been sick and I’ve been fortunate,” Swallow said.  “I entertain.  I play the piano.  I love people and I love to entertain them.  I never had a lesson and I can play about a thousand songs!”

This is the fifteenth year for the Senior Expo here in Duluth.

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