December 6-8, 2024

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Local disability activists lead Abilities Expo’s community outreach efforts through ambassador program

Abilities Expo has appointed Ambassadors—members of the local community of people with disabilities and their families—to spearhead community outreach initiatives. These individuals will meet face-to-face with rehab institutions, independent living centers, local manufacturers, service providers and local associations to generate excitement and increase attendance at each event.

Meet the impressive individuals who have chosen to represent Abilities Expo to the Community.

Leslie Farin

Leslie Farin

My top-rated online senior lifestyle magazine, 50PlusToday, is a business that happily pulls together a lifetime of passions and skills for me. It provides accurate, insightful and inspiring information for the ever-growing 50+ population and their families. Growing older is a privilege, though unfortunately many of us fail to see it that way. 

Decreased mobility is a frequent issue for many of us as we age. This was the case for my mom who spent the last 8 years of her life in a wheelchair. As a result, I am particularly dedicated to helping create a safe and equally accessible world for all.  We need to find ways to remove barriers that decrease participation and increase isolation for those with disabilities; a problem especially for the elderly. I try to do my part; in 2016 I designed and built a mostly accessible vacation rental in Hill country, Texas to encourage intergenerational travel. Check it out here if you're interested. 

When I entered the 50 Plus age group myself, I became overwhelmed by the many changes, both in body and spirit, which accompanied this new phase of life; I knew others must feel similarly. It made sense at this point in my journey to combine my healthcare background and marketing skills with my desire to help others live the second half of their lives as well, if not better than the first. 

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