We took mom to the Senior Fair at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu yesterday to get her flu shot. We already got ours for free at the Tripler Army Medical Center earlier in the week.
I'm glad there was somebody to guide us to the proper location.
Once Mom got her flu shot, she also got her blood pressure checked. Not too bad. I didn't bother since I don't have a problem with blood pressure. If it were a glucose, triglyceride, bone, etc., etc. check, I'd have been sitting there, too.
There were booths upon booths of different kinds of services and products geared to seniors. There were lots of different cures for aches and pains (Mom bought some Salonpas plaster), solar panels (I was surprised at that.), Senior home care, assisted living, cleaning products, etc.
I got pretty sucked up into ALMOST buying this super duper mop, but Art dragged me away reminding me of another product I bought once some 25 years ago that was a real dud. (Art just reminded me that it was twice before that I got suckered.)
The place was not crowded when we arrived early in the morning, but within the hour, it was PACKED! Thank goodness Art wore his red baseball t-shirt with the #1 on the back.
The crowd was a little tiring for mom so we told her she could sit and watch the show that was going on.
When I came back to pick her up a short time later, I thought she might have been bored because it was just a whole bunch of ladies doing Japanese dances. However, she said she loved it and had a great time. I think she might even have wanted to see a little more, but she was getting hungry.
We met up with Art who had a whole bunch of FREE re-usable bags full of FREE goodies and pamphlets.
I think my favorite thing was the FREE solar pedometer. I also liked the FREE magnifier which Art won for mom. Then there were the FREE bug swatter shaped like a foot, FREE food package clips, FREE hand exerciser shaped like an ear, etc.
I'm such a sucker for FREE!
Last year, the economy seemed worse because there were very, very few FREEBIES. This year, there was a lot. I'm thinking this is a good indicator that the recession is over! Yae! (Art wants me to correct my post to say MAY be over.)