All day at Boom! Your Next Adventure, we’ll have a great array of vendors in the biergarten of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery:
AARP: This nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
Aldersgate: Aldersgate is a nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with a legacy of nearly 70 years of caring for elders. Today, about 350 elders call Aldersgate home and have access to all levels of care (independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services) on the naturally inviting 231-acre campus at 3800 Shamrock Drive.
Authors Table: Kathleen Purvis is food editor for the Charlotte Observer and has authored several books, including Bourbon: A Savor the South® Cookbook and Pecans: A Savor the South® Cookbook. Sarah Crosland is the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Charlotte and 100 Things To Do in Charlotte Before You Die. Her newest book is Secret Charlotte. Miriam Grace Mitchell and Frieda Farfour Brown are co-authors of Having it all…AGAIN and I Want a Hot Fudge Sundae and a Diet Cola. (Pictures in order of mentions)
Bath Fitter: Bath Fitter provides homeowners and commercial customers a product line that includes acrylic bathtubs and shower liners, free standing bathtub and shower bases, acrylic seamless walls, domed ceilings, tub and shower doors, accessories and wainscoting. We offer custom solutions to meet your bathroom remodeling needs.
Blossom: Are you an enthusiastic senior with a thirst for something new? Blossom provides classes for those 55+ who are looking to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby. Classes include salsa lessons, cooking for one, birdwatching and model planes.
Blue Waters Financial: At Blue Waters Financial, helping you meet your financial needs is our first priority. It’s our responsibility to evaluate and assess your financial situation and only make recommendations that are in your interest, and we do so with integrity and transparency. Our experienced professionals are not just knowledgeable about finances, we also understand the importance of priorities, family and confidence in your financial future.
Brookdale: Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Charlotte, Brookdale Carriage Club Providence is a luxury senior living community with beautiful accommodations, restaurant-style dining and a variety of ongoing opportunities to engage your interests. Our campus spans 44 acres, and includes walking paths along lakes and through lovely landscaped grounds. Residents of our continuing care retirement community enjoy an active lifestyle with a selection of care options to meet changing needs. You or your loved one will have the security of knowing that a continuum of care options is available on one campus without the concern of selecting new services at a different location.
Carroll Financial Associates: Carroll Financial Associates, Inc. is one of the Charlotte region’s oldest and largest financial planning and wealth management firms. The firm was established in 1980 by Larry Carroll with the simple approach: “The best interest of the client is the only interest that matters.” Our mission is to assist you in reaching your financial goals by providing creative, intelligent solutions and quality financial services. We believe that you should be treated fairly, ethically, and respectfully and receive competent, courteous service and advice at a fair price.
Centralina Area Agency on Aging: The Centralina AAA serves a nine county region and is an “on-the-ground” organization charged with helping vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities. The CAAA serves the counties of Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly & Union.
Cresswind Charlotte: Come have it all, in the center of it all. Close to downtown Charlotte, but away from the congestion of the city, Kolter Homes is proud to introduce its award-winning Cresswind concept to the Charlotte community. At Cresswind, you’ll find the life you’ve been wanting, specifically designed for those 55 and over. Adjacent to Larkhaven Golf Course, minutes to Charlotte’s pro sports arenas and a short drive to the mountains, Cresswind Charlotte puts the world within reach, but keeps the best things right here at home. Within this masterfully planned community, you’ll find a stunning clubhouse with resort-style amenities, outdoor and indoor pools, sports courts, fitness programs and clubs for every hobby. Homes at Cresswind will feature charming Craftsman-style architecture and a range of customizable options.
Fairway Mortgage: Each mortgage application tells a story. Your story is more than just what a bank sees on paper and rubber stamps YES or NO. At Fairway, our mortgage planners take the time to get to know you, learn about your goals for the future and help you find the perfect loan for your new home. We see beyond the application and help you write the next chapter of your story.
Humana: We believe our role in the insurance industry is to shift perceptions and move beyond being simply a provider. To that end, we work to empower our members and help them live healthy, active and rewarding lives.
Lennar: Since 1954, we’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of thousands of families across America move into the next stage of their lives with a new home. We build homes in some of the most desirable cities in the nation and for all stages of your life: first home, move-up home, or a multigenerational home to accommodate your changing family needs. Our communities cater to all lifestyles and include urban, suburban, active adult and golf course living.
Mann Travels: Mann Travels is a full-service travel agency specializing in fabulous vacation opportunities around the globe. Whether it is a river cruise, an ocean cruise, an escorted tour or a resort stay, our vacation specialists can turn your travel dreams into experiences of a lifetime. Mann will be joined by Celebrity Cruises, Globus and Emerald Waterways at the CLT Boomer Expo!
Mellow Mushroom: We here at Uptown’s Mellow Mushroom are proud to serve the Charlotte area with top-quality food and beer in a fun atmosphere. We create pizza that is baked to order and comes in a variety of funky fresh specialty pies. And if you’re not in a pizza mood, we’ve got you covered with hoagies, calzones, burgers, and salads. We have one of the best spots in town, smack-dab in the middle of the city! We are located across the street from the Charlotte Knights stadium and Romare Bearden Park, and just a block away from the Panthers stadium. Our location also offers unique artwork, outdoor patio seating with a city view, and more!
Meredith A. Jackson Jewelry Boutique is an everyday fashion, fine and designer jewelry store located in the heart of Myers Park. They have a wide range of finished pieces that can take you from day to night. The one-of-a-kind or very limited jewelry is designed with everyone in mind.
Find your next adventure at The Mint Museum, North Carolina’s first art museum! We offer one of the Southeast’s largest collections of both historic and contemporary art at two locations – Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, and Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street.
Mr. Rogers Windows & Doors: Mr. Rogers Windows & Doors has been providing high-quality energy efficient windows and doors since 1986. Each installation is custom and made to order. Our three showrooms feature Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and Provia entry door systems. Each and every installation is backed by our 100% performance satisfaction guarantee for life. All windows and doors are guaranteed to perform as well as the day they were installed, for as long as you own your home, no matter what.
Overture Cotswold: Welcome to an entirely new world of luxury, style, and new found freedom. Overture Cotswold is the perfect place to find a 55+ apartment in Charlotte. Live the carefree lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Say goodbye to all the ‘to-dos’ that go along with home ownership and maintenance, and say hello to more time to enjoy the thriving, charming city of Charlotte. Discover new passions and interests. Be YOU like never before. You’ll be with other 55+ individuals who will become treasured friends. The environment is tranquil, yet energetic. Discover an active lifestyle with your wellbeing put first and foremost. The good life is here, ready and waiting for you when you choose Overture Cotswold.
Perry’s: Perry’s Fine, Antique & Estate Jewelry has been a Charlotte institution for 40 years. We buy, sell, and trade vintage, antique and estate jewelry, gold, coins, diamonds, silver, platinum, and so much more. In addition, we have a dozen appraisers on staff including seven GIA Graduate Gemologists, a coin expert, and a personal property appraiser to accurately evaluate and appraise your jewelry, coins and household items. We also offer on-site jewelry repair and custom design services.
Plaza Appliance: Plaza Appliance Mart is your source for competitive prices with knowledgeable in-store professionals to help you every step of the way, whether you need to replace an old appliance or you’re remodeling and need an entire kitchen full of new brand name products.
ShelfGenie: At ShelfGenie, we pride ourselves on having the best quality Glide-Out shelves available to homeowners. Our process, service and dedicated team of professionals are simply unmatched in the business. Most importantly, we strive to provide our satisfied clients with easier lives. By providing better access, improved storage and more organizational options, our Glide-Out shelves have allowed homeowners to fall in love with their cabinets and pantries all over again. With ShelfGenie and our affordable Glide-Out shelving solutions, you once again hold the key to kitchen happiness.
Dr. Matthew and her team at Signature Wellness strive to help people achieve optimal health so they many enjoy the best quality of life today, minimize risks for chronic disease and preserve an excellent quality of life for the future.
Sodoma Law: Our practice areas include family law, assisted reproductive technology and issues related to surrogacy, estate planning, and business law. Our experienced attorneys and staff will work with you to create the resolution that is right for you, your family and your business. At Sodoma Law, P.C., we will be your advocate. You do not have to walk the path alone.
Spectrum Center, built by the City of Charlotte and operated by Hornets Sports & Entertainment, is home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and is the premier destination for top-rated concerts and events. This February, legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will be returning to the U.S. for his annual Valentine’s Day performances in three select cities, starting at Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Friday, February 9.
Stem Cell Carolina: At Stem Cell Carolina, patients can benefit from injections of their own stem cells to treat chronic degenerative joint conditions. Regenerative medicine/stem cell treatments can reduce pain and provide long-lasting relief from chronic tendinitis, arthritis and cartilage damage in the joint. It uses your own body’s repair mechanisms and natural growth factors to promote healing.
The Walking Company mission is to help you walk in comfort in all aspects of your life. Whether you are purchasing fashionable dress comfort to wear to the office or out on the town, an ultimate comfort clog to use while on your feet all day at work, the perfect sandals, or a new pair of performance shoes to reach your health and fitness goals, our highly trained sales staff can help you with all of your comfort footwear needs.
Transition Tamers was formed in an effort to address the needs of a growing number of Baby Boomers & their parents and loved ones in a variety of ways, from downsizing to aging in place, as they transition to a new stage of life.
The kids have moved out and you’re ready to downsize your home, but you’re not ready to compromise quality or the lifestyle you’ve grown to love. If you’re like most empty nesters across Charlotte, you want to live in a community that provides unparalleled amenities and services. Toll Brothers‘ only Active Living® community in Charlotte offering low-maintenance living and resort-style amenities at Regency at Palisades.
Consisting of 50 boutique home sites, Walden Austin Village offers convenience and low maintenance living. With a setting accentuated by beautify outlying neighborhoods, sidewalks, well lit streets and relaxing ponds, homeowners can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautifully quaint community.
The Charlotte Observer: The city’s newspaper of record, and the publisher of the quarterly CLT Boomer, a guide for 50-plus!