CORONA DEL MAR — The Oasis Evelyn Hart Event Center was transformed into a shopping mecca for senior needs and resources Wednesday morning with more than 50 participating local vendors.
The Oasis Senior Resources Expo, the first event of its kind at the center in about a decade, attracted about 600 visitors, said Vicki Chin, center social services supervisor.
"People come here looking for senior products and resources, and it's like a one-stop shop," Chin said during the event. "They can compare different views and resources all in one place."
Local businesses such as Hoag Hospital, Newport Mesa Optometry, Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mesa Verde Health Care, Coast Hearing Center and Newport Senior Living set up tables lined with free pens, magnets, key chains, tote bags and other advertorial material.
"They have a lot of different people representing senior interests here, and it allows us the opportunity to explore and see what they're offering," said Bill Gair, 65, of Corona del Mar.