Westlake’s Exploring 50+ Expo Challenges Boomers to Think Beyond Finances When Entering Retirement

The City of Westlake and Westlake Porter Public Library have partnered to bring an event designed to educate and inform Baby Boomers about the exciting options awaiting them upon retirement.

The City’s first Exploring 50+ Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Westlake Senior & Community Center, 29694 Center Ridge Rd.

“Most people only focus on preparing their financial portfolio for retirement, and once that day arrives, many scratch their heads thinking ‘now what?’” said Lydia Gadd, Director of Senior & Community Services. “We want Westlake Boomers to confidently head into retirement with a plan – exploring their interests in civic engagement, life-long learning, travel and more.”

The Exploring 50+ Expo provides attendees with a unique presentation and interactive displays featuring options and ideas for prospective retirees planning their “second act.” Guests can expect information about leisure, travel, lifelong learning opportunities, civic organizations and seeking encore careers. The purpose of the expo is for Boomers to learn how to retire TO something rather FROM something.

The event is open to the public and no reservation is required. Visit www.cityofwestlake.org or call Westlake Center at 440-899-3544 to learn more about the coming 2019 Exploring 50+ Expo.

About The City of Westlake

The City of Westlake, Ohio, founded in 1811, is located on 15.97 square miles in the western edge of Cuyahoga County, approximately one mile south of the southern shore of Lake Erie. The City’s more than 32,000 citizens, vibrant businesses, and many visitors enjoy outstanding restaurants and shopping including Crocker Park. Scenic parks and recreational areas, a highly rated school system, college campuses, a nationally ranked public library, and exceptional city services and safety forces can all be found in Westlake. The city’s largest employers include Hyland Software, American Greetings, Equity Trust, Nordson Corporation, TravelCenters of America, USG Interiors, and Q-Lab. University Hospitals St. John Medical Center and satellite operations for Cleveland Clinic Health System and University Hospital Health Care System are also located in the city. Westlake’s location provides easy access to most of Northeast Ohio via I-90 and I-480 and beyond with a short ride to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Learn more about us at www.cityofwestlake.org.

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