Dancing superstar Derek Hough is coming to Rhode Island on Oct. 20 as part of The Providence Journal's Life: Boomers and Seniors Expo.

Hough is a two-time Emmy award winner; a New York Times bestselling author and the only six-time champion on the ABC series "Dancing With the Stars." He is currently a judge on the NBC series "World of Dance."

The Life Expo will be held at Twin River Casino on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local vendors will be on hand to offer samples, sell and demonstrate their products and services.

The annual event, which celebrates healthy living and aging in Rhode Island, attracted more than 2,500 attendees last year.

Presented by The Providence Journal and sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the Life Expo is a premier resource for health and wellness, technology, health screenings, real estate, travel, financial planning, shopping, food, entertainment and fitness.

"The Journal is excited to host the Life Expo and provide Rhode Islanders with fun entertainment, helpful health information and connections to local businesses for the third year in a row," said Janet Hasson, regional vice president and publisher of The Journal.

“Blue Cross is proud to again sponsor the Life Expo, a great opportunity for baby boomers and seniors to take care of their health — and have fun doing it!” said Melissa Cummings, executive vice president and chief customer officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. “Please come by the Blue Cross booth to receive free health screenings, get a no-cost flu shot, or chat with our nurses. As a local company committed to Rhode Island, we look forward to seeing Rhode Islanders in person.”

Along with Hough, the expo will feature exhibits from local businesses and organizations, bingo all day, informational seminars and hourly giveaways.

Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to preregister at providencejournal.com/LifeExpo to be entered to win VIP meet-and-greet tickets with Hough and a $200 gift card.

For more information, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ann Marie Rathbun at (401) 277-7153 or email arathbun@providencejournal.com.