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Event Summary

APG Chesapeake will be rescheduling the Active Aging Expo slated for March 18th due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our first priority is to ensure that our events are a safe environment for all. With reports from state and local health departments encouraging people over the age of 60 to limit their interactions, we recognize that this may limit the attendance, impacting sponsors, exhibitors and speakers. The new date is September 18, 2020. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Event is FREE to attend but pre-registration is recommended.

The Active Aging Expo has assembled the best companies and brightest individuals in one location so you can get answers and explore activities for a more healthy and active aging lifestyle. Enjoy fascinating lectures and workshops from experts on health, medicine, technology, and finance.

Pre-register and get your ticket today and you will be registered to win an Active Aging Expo Gift Pack.

activities to simulate your creativity

Prize pack contains a travel pillow, crochet cats kit, tranquil sea salt & minerals candle, RELAX coloring & word search book, dual brush color pens, 300 piece Dean Russo "Happy Boy" puzzle and a wooden unfinished bird feeder with acrylic paint set all in a decorative basket.

You must be present at the event to claim your prize.

Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679

Event Details

Complimentary Breakfast sponsored by Konsyl from 10am-11am.


Breakout Sessions

Breakout Room A
10:30am to 11am - UM Shore Regional Health
11:15am to 11:45am - Maryland Community for Life℠-Talbot
12:45pm to 1:15pm - Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A.
1:30pm to 2pm - Jason's Computer Services

Yoga Studio
10:30am to 11am - YMCA of the Chesapeake
12:15pm to 12:45pm - YMCA of the Chesapeake


Speaker Bio's

Director of Population at UM Shore Regional Health

Nancy Bedell, RN, MBA

Director of Population at UM Shore Regional Health

“Population Health & the Aging of America”

Nancy Bedell is the director of Population Health at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Bedell has more than 20 years of population health and care transitions management experience.

Bedell joined UM SRH in 2015 as director, Employee Health and Wellness, and subsequently became director, Care Coordination. She previously served as executive director of Clinical Integration at Newark University Hospital, where she was responsible for case management, social work, patient flow and patient experience, and developing transition programs to reduce readmissions and support population health.


Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A.

Ryan R. Helfenbein

Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. and FHN Insurance Co.

Ryan R. Helfenbein is a licensed funeral director, certified pre-planning counselor and partner in his family’s businesses Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. and FHN Insurance Co., Inc.  He has been involved in the industry his entire life and officially employed with the company since 1997.  Since 2002, he has been assisting families with pre-arrangements and the funding of their funerals in advance within Anne Arundel County and the upper Eastern Shore counties of Maryland.  From 2005 to 2009 Ryan was the leading individual preplanning counselor in the United States with Forethought® Funeral Planning.  He and his preplanning team have designed a program that has now become nationally recognized for the detail it provides families for end of life planning.  

Ryan has spoken to numerous local organizations, senior communities and state associations on a variety of topics within the death care industry.  In 2008 he began writing for Outlook By the Bay Magazine, which developed into a bimonthly column called “Ask the Undertaker”, touching on common questions of the death care industry.   

Ryan graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  From there he completed his Mortuary Science degree from Catonsville Community College and was later certified as a Preplanning Counselor by the National Funeral Directors Association.  

Ryan has been married since 2002 to his wife Sarah; making their home on Kent Island.  They have two sons, Luke Thomas and Chase Ryan and a Daughter Emma. 


Owner Jason's Computer Services

Jason Lee

Owner of Jason's Computer Services

Jason Lee, the owner, has an Associate’s Degree of Applied Sciences in Computer Science from Chesapeake College, as well as many specialized degrees in the computer science field – including a MCP, NET+, CCNA, and MCSE. Jason’s staff includes a team of 5 high level individuals, which also are Chesapeake College graduates with specialized degrees. With over 50 years of experience Jason and his team are ready for the challenges that face them daily. They are experienced, qualified, and professional. With a reputation preceding them, be confident in your choice to choose Jason’s Computer Services.

Jason’s Community focus has a special place in his heart. Jason is a childhood leukemia survivor. He received an unrelated bone marrow transplant in 1987 in Milwaukee, WI. He has a still living donor and they talk often. He gives to many local organizations that are involved with cancer research and local childhood programs. Jason believes that the children are our future and his company is a major sponsor of local childhood sports teams. He is a proud member of this community and proud to call it his home.

Jason's Computer Service, is located at 9231 Centreville Road, in Easton, Maryland.


Associate Executive Director at the YMCA at Washington St. 

Wendy Palmer

Associate Executive Director at the YMCA at Washington St. in Easton, MD.

Wendy is a certified fitness instructor in Les Mills Body Flow, Les Mills Barre, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA and Enhance Fitness and has been instructing classes for over 8 years.

Enhance®Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements. This program was developed specifically for older adults. The exercises have been packaged into a formal regimen focusing on four key areas important to the health and fitness of mature participants: stretching and flexibility; low impact aerobics; strength training; and balance.

The YMCA of the Chesapeake has multiple locations throughout the MidShore.


Maryland Community For Life

Maryland Community for Life℠ – Talbot

Vice Chairman and Board Member, Laverne Webb will be leading a panel discussion with aging experts, seniors, and volunteers about the value of safety and security, mobility, and social engagement to support independent living.

“As we age our lifestyle changes and our desire to remain independent in our own homes and communities, which are familiar and where we are most comfortable, often increases. Maryland Community for Life℠ – Talbot, offers support for living a safe, healthy, and active independent life,” says Lee Newcomb, President of Maryland Community for Life℠ – Talbot.

Maryland Community for Life℠ – Talbot, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operating as a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, is located at 10 S. Hanson Street, Ste 18, in Easton, Maryland.



Want To Exhibit: If you're interested in joining our showcase at the 2020 Active Aging Expo, the first step is to email Brandon Silverstein at and describe your product or service. If you are selected, an account executive at APG Chesapeake will contact you! Space is in great demand!

APG Chesapeake