Elvis Tribute at Salute To Seniors, April 18

~ By Eileen Doherty ~

Denver CO. — A pink Cadillac, peanut butter, jelly and bacon sandwiches on French bread, and an Elvis tribute concert set in a Viva Las Vegas backdrop are coming to Denver to celebrate the Elvis’ 80th birthday this year. Using an Elvis play list, George Gray, Greeley, a noted entertainer, is presenting the Elvis concert with such rock and roll favorites as Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. In true Elvis style, Gray will be giving away “sweaty” scarves to lucky concert goers. Following the concert “Elvis” will be available for autographs and photos with the pink Cadillac.

Experience the feel and taste of Las Vegas on the City of Denver Strip as you try your luck on your way into the Expo. Games, cards and more greet you as you learn more about City of Denver services. Inside the Expo, you can enjoy bingo, Cadillac convertibles and station wagons, golf, and best of all, “tie the knot” at a Las Vegas style wedding exhibit.

The Salute to Seniors Expo happens on April 18, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver.

Mark Weidhaas, past president of the Society of American Magicians, is coming to the stage as INSPECTOR MAGIC with Houdini style tricks, illusions and street magic with his assistant. INSPECTOR MAGIC brings Las Vegas style tricks and magic, making the most obvious disappear right before your eyes.

Three contortionists from Aerial Dance Over Denver, will offer spectacular entertainment that will excite you and make your spirits soar to contortions beyond the human imagination! To end the day, the Joe Peterson Orchestra will bring big band sounds to the Las Vegas styled event.

Attendees will be wowed by Cigarette Girls, the Marx Brothers and Liberace with his one liners including “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful”, his unofficial motto.

Join 100 vendors who will compete for the best exhibit booth with hundreds of give aways and lots of Las Vegas thrills for all to enjoy. Learn more about the resources, information, and services for older adults and families about housing, home care, finances, entertainment, and leisure. The 2015-16 Colorado Senior Resource Guidebook will be available to help attendees better the needs of aging parents.

Hundreds of prizes will be given away throughout the day. Enter to win the Grand Prize drawing which will be an “Elvis Cuckoo” clock featuring a pink Cadillac that sings Hound Dog on the hour. Enjoy food samples including coffee, donuts, candy, deserts, cookies and more.

Sponsors include Colorado Access, City and County of Denver Department of Human Services, United Health Care, Hearing Rehab Center, Forney Museum of Transportation, 50+ Marketplace News, Prime Time for seniors, 9News Senior Source, KUVO, and Cruising Oldies.

Admission is free. For a full schedule of events, visit www.senioranswers.org. Registration is suggested at www.senioranswers.org or call 1-855-880-4777 to ensure adequate seating and food samples.

For more information to become an exhibitor or to register, call 303-333-3482.


Eileen Doherty

Eileen Doherty

Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society since 1982. She has almost 40 years of experience in education and training, advocacy, clinical practice, and research in the field of gerontology. She is an adjunct instructor at Fort Hays State University teaching non-profit management. She can be reached at 303-333-3482 or at doherty001@att.net.

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