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  • Writer's pictureELIZABETH EDWARDS

Take Your Parents to the Fair! Why Adult Children Should Attend LEARNIdaho Senior Resource Fairs

When I was young, I couldn't wait for the Idaho State Fair each summer. At that time, the fairgrounds were located on Orchard on the left hand side right before you get to Fairview. I loved to go to the fair, as any young child would, to ride the rides and see the baby animals, get some cotton candy, and just have fun! Can you remember your first ride on the merry-go-round, the tilt-a-whirl, or a roller coaster? Going to the fair with my parents was the highlight of the summer season. All the things our parents do for us when we are children can bring back such fond memories.

For many of us local Idahoans who remember the fair's location on Orchard, the tables have turned, we are now in the Baby Boomer generation, and many of us have senior parents to care for.

As adult children of senior parents, staying informed and connected to resources that can enhance the well-being of our loved ones is essential. One such way to gain valuable insights and support is by actively participating in events like the LEARNIdaho Senior Resource Fairs.

Understanding the Importance of Senior Resource Fairs

Senior Resource Fairs offer a unique opportunity to explore various services, programs, and products tailored to the needs of older adults. These events bring together professionals and organizations specializing in senior care, health, finance, and more, all under one roof. By attending, adult children can access a wealth of resources, information, and expert guidance crucial for supporting their aging parents effectively.

Benefits of Attending as Adult Children

Senior Resource Fairs provide a platform for adult children to educate themselves on aging-related topics and emerging trends in senior care. From healthcare options to financial planning, attendees can gather extensive knowledge to make informed decisions for their parents' well-being.

Interacting with professionals, caregivers, and other attendees fosters a sense of community and support. Sharing experiences, seeking advice, and building a network of resources can help adult children navigate the challenges of caring for aging parents more efficiently.

These fairs offer a convenient way to discover local services and organizations that cater to seniors' diverse needs. Whether it's home care assistance, legal and financial advice, or free technical education, attending the fairs opens doors to valuable services that can enhance the quality of life for senior family members.

If you are an adult child of a senior parent, take the proactive step of attending the upcoming LEARNIdaho Senior Resource Fairs to equip yourself with the knowledge and resources necessary for better senior care. Two hours out of your day to get the latest information on all things caregiving related for your parents is worth it!

A Senior Woman Enjoying the Fair
Senior Enjoying Cotton Candy

You might not be able to buy cotton candy and take a ride on the ferris wheel, but you will definitely be better prepared to help your parents face the joys and challenges of aging!

LEARNIdaho Resource Fair at

June 28th from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.


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