San Jac hosts Senior Wellness Expo with veterans focus

Nov 30, 2022Courtney Morris
2022 Senior Wellness Expo

PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College hosted its annual Senior Wellness Expo with a twist Nov. 11 at the Central Campus.

For older adults and caregivers, the free expo featured a wall of honor with veterans' photos and notecards for guests to sign. Veterans who attended also received framed patriotic quotes and flag pins. The Beta Academy, a Houston charter school led by Darla Miller, performed for the veterans.

San Jac's Continuing and Professional Development Community Engagement Division organized the event. Through community service provider booths, fitness demos, speakers, health screenings, and vaccines, seniors learned about resources and activities that contribute to happy, healthy lives.

Another bonus was a safe environment to meet others.

"Research shows that socializing helps increase longevity and life fulfillment, so our expo was a fun event with long-term benefits," said Dr. Janice Sullivan, dean of community engagement, CPD.

Sponsors and non-profits supporting the event included:

  • ABC Dental
  • Amada Senior Care
  • Anarcare
  • Baker Ripley
  • Care Patrol
  • Community Family Centers
  • Community Health Network
  • DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Devoted Health Plans
  • eXp Realty
  • H-E-B
  • Harris County Area Agency on Aging
  • Harris County Precinct 2
  • Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector
  • Hegwood Law Group
  • Houston Hospice
  • Houston Methodist
  • Humana MarketPoint
  • JoeV's Smart Shop
  • Kelsey Research Foundation
  • Legacy Community Health
  • LIFE Houston
  • MAB Insurance Agency
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Morada Deer Park
  • New Orleans Seafood Kitchen
  • Oak Street Health
  • Pepsi
  • San Jacinto College Associate Degree Nursing Program
  • San Jacinto College Eye Care Technology Program
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • U.S. Pointer Alzheimer's Association
  • United Way
  • Village Medical
  • Walgreens

To learn more about other CPD events or programs or to partner with us, contact CPD at 281-476-1893 or

Senior Wellness Expo 11-11-22

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top five community colleges in the nation, as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence in 2021, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's

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