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Lifesavers Sponsor - $3000

2018 Sponsorship Form -
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2018 Exhibitor Form-
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to the 2013 Ideas for Life Senior Expo Sponsors


Michigan Sponsors: $5,000 level



Culver Meadows
5840 Culver Rd.
Traverse City, Michigan 49684.

Culver Meadows can be reached seven days a week, 24 hrs a day at (231) 943-9421 or Trina (the home owner) can be reached at (231) 633-5840.

About Us:
Culver Meadows AFC Your Home Away From Home

Culver Meadows AFC is a licensed 15 bed adult foster care home owned by Brad and Trina Jewett. Trinas parents owned it for nine years previous to Brad and Trina and has been in the same family for fifteen+ years. Trina has 20+ years of working with the elderly.

We specialize in Alzheimers and Dementia Care, but also do assisted living type care. Our home is very friendly and cozy, everyone that resides here is treated with respect and dignity. We also specialize in end of life care. Once your loved one moves here they do not have to leave once they reach a certain level of care.

We are here for your loved one and you. Culver Meadows has 24 hr awake staffing and the owners Brad and Trina Jewett (and children Connor age 6 and Kara age 2) live on site.

Huron Sponsors: $3,000 level

TV 7&4 and ABC 29&8 are the local NBC and ABC affiliates in northern Michigan.

Marc Schollett, Arielle Berlin, Brody O’Connell and Meteorologists Mark Watkins and Joe Charlevoix provide you with local news and weather everyday on 7&4 News.

Sign up for money saving Deals at UpNorthLive.com and download UpNorthLive’s mobile app for local news and weather at your fingertips!


Classic Hits 107.5 is proud to be part of the "Ideas for Life" Senior Expo.  Thanks for making us your number one choice for the best music from the 60's, 70's and 80's...and remember to tune us in at 107.5 on your FM dial.

Bay Sponsors: $1,000 level

Comfort KeepersAt Comfort Keepers®, nothing is more important than helping people live full, independent and dignified lives within the comfort of their own homes. Comfort Keepers is dedicated to providing in-home care that enriches our clients' lives and helps them maintain the highest possible level of independent living.

Russell & Leslie Knopp
1000 S Garfield Ave, Ste 1
Traverse City, MI 49686


Integrity Home Health

Intergrity Home Health Care
1501 Cass St., Suite C
Traverse City, MI 49684


About Us:

Integrity Home Health Care was established in 2003 by a Registered Nurse. It was originally known as Integrity Individual Care. In 2007, Tammy Tarsa, RN, BSN, was hired by Integrity to provide nursing care to their home health clients. Tammy had begun her nursing career in 2000 and had worked in the maternity ward at Munson Hospital and as a guide at the Montessori Children’s House in Traverse City prior to joining Integrity. When Integrity’s owner decided to sell the business she approached Tammy, and in 2008 Tammy purchased the company. She changed the business name to Integrity Home Health Care to better distinguish the company’s mission in our community.

Integrity is involved in our community as a sponsor and supporter of schools, sport teams, Senior Citizen events, the National Cherry Festival, and multiple other community organizations. In May, 2011, Integrity received the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.

Lindsay French
248 620-3525


Prime Time News & Observer

We publish Prime Time News and Observer, a monthly publication serving people over the age of 50 who live in the Grand Traverse region. Prime Time's emphasis on news and events of particular interest to seniors make it a valuable resource for them.

The Prime Time Senior Directory is an annual publication listing services available to seniors in the Grand Traverse region and is one of several annual guides and directories published by West Shore Publications.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Hallberg at (231) 533-5651,
or email him at advertising@antrimreview.net

Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge
Attorneys at Law
101 N. Park St., Ste. 100
Traverse City, MI 49684

Our Elder Law attorneys recognize that aging issues are complex and emotional. We assist clients with long-term care planning, (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, VA benefits, special needs planning), estate planning, probate/trust administration, and guardianship/conservatorship matters. Greg Kish has earned the selective designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation.

Food Sponsors: $1,000 level




Glen Eagle

3950 Sumac Drive
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Tendercare Traverse City
2585 LaFranier Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone (231) 947-9511

Tendercare Health Center - Birchwood
2950 LaFranier Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone  (231) 947-0506

Tendercare Health Center of Leelanau
124 W. Fourth Street
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone  (231) 271-1200

Pro-Step Rehabilitation

@ Tendercare Traverse City
2585 LaFranier Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone (231) 947-9511

@Tendercare Health Center - Birchwood
2950 LaFranier Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone  (231) 947-0506

Torch Sponsors: $500 level

Audicare Hearing Center
4620 US 31 North
Traverse City, MI 49686
Jeanne Lynch

Established in 1980, Audicare is the only AudigyCertified practice in Northern Michigan. AudigyCertified professionals possess the highest standards of excellence, and are among the country’s most experienced practitioners of hearing and diagnostic services. Visit us online at www.audicare.com, or at any of our four locations in northern Michigan.


Bortz Health Care of TC
2828 Concord Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Laurie Andersen231 941-1200
www.bortz.orgBortz logo

Elk Shores Assisted Living

215 Rivershore Drive
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Kathy Zimmerman
231 620-1518



Hearing Solutions of Northwest Michigan
3241 Racquet Club Dr., Suite B
Traverse City, MI 49684

P: 231.922.1500

Since 1981, our company, MyNorth Media,  has been dedicated to sharing stories and photos that embody life in Northern Michigan including Traverse City, Petoskey, Mackinac Island, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Leland, Frankfort and more. Our coverage in print and online includes award-winning writing and photography about restaurants, events, wine tours, vacations, travel, skiing, kayaking, real esate, history and more.

For more than 30 years we have accomplished this through our award- winning flagship publication, TRAVERSE, Northern Michigans Magazine, and, in more recent years specialty publications including Senior Living, Medical Guide, Filmgoer and more than 15 other speciality publications.



Traverse City Location:
752 Munson Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686




EXCEL Rehabilitation Services
5246 North Royal Drive, Suite B
Traverse City, MI 49684

Reynolds Johnkoff
305 Sixth Street, TC, MI 49684
Peg Jonkhoff
231 947-6347

FAST Physical Therapy
Phone (231) 932-9014

125 Park Street
Traverse City MI 49684


Thank you to last year's Sponsors!-
Click Here for complete list


Bay Area Senior Advocates (BASA) was founded in 1993 to form a networking group that would bring providers of services to seniors together to increase cooperation, collaboration, and to identify opportunities to use our collective resources to better serve the seniors in our communities.
Membership today includes over eighty (80) organizations serving seniors including governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and associations.

Need and Project Description

Working with regional nonprofit and governmental agencies, BASA identified seven issues impacting the quality of life for seniors in our region – housing, transportation, health and wellness, Medicare/Medicaid, abuse and exploitation, connection to community, and long-term care. BASA members created the Senior Expo to provide information and education to seniors, families and caregivers on all of these topics.

Now in its 9th year, attendance at the Expo has increased from just 75 to over 1,200 attendees with 126 exhibitors from a wide range of governmental, nonprofit, and business organizations.

One of our objectives for 2013 is to increase attendance and reach out to populations who may not have participated in prior years. We believe this Expo would provide an excellent opportunity for your members. Additionally, we need to insure the safety of our seniors by providing transportation from parking areas and facilities to the door. We want to offer prize opportunities, and increase promotion and advertising to insure that seniors across the region who could benefit from the information and experience of the day are aware of the opportunity Senior Expo provides.

The event is free to attendees and includes lunch. All proceeds generated in excess of costs are donated to local organizations for direct support of seniors. All costs to put on the Expo must be covered by sponsorship and booth fees. Last year, over $10,000 was donated for senior support, but more importantly, hundreds of seniors and their families gained valuable information to assist them as they age.

If you are interested in sponsorship of the Senior Expo 2013, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Russ Knopp, Comfort Keepers
Bay Area Senior Advocates Member
Ph: (231) 947-9457

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

If you are interested in being a sponsoring for the 2013 Idea for Life Expo click here:

Sponsorship Packet (adobe acrobat required)

For more information contact:

Debbie Banton, Country Pleasures Senior Living
Bay Area Senior Advocates "Expo" Co-Chair
Ph: 231-392-9284

Russ Knopp, Comfort Keepers
Bay Area Senior Advocates Member
Ph: (231) 947-9457

Tammy Tarsa, Intergrity Home Health
Bay Area Senior Advocates Member
Ph: (231) 946-3000 ext. 203

Media & Design:
Rachel Krino, Bailey Designs & Consulting
Bay Area Senior Advocates Member
Ph: (231) 676-3299


Thank you to last year's sponsors-
click here for a complete list!

Come, enjoy and learn at the 2013 "Ideas for Life" Senior Expo. Ideas you need to know.


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