GRANITE CITY — The Older Adults Health Council of Madison County and Senior Services Plus will sponsor a senior health fair from 8:30 a.m. until noon Wednesday, July 22, at the Tri-Mor Bingo Center, 3701 Nameoki Road in Granite City.
The free event will provide information on specific services available in the area as well as a chance to learn about health topics. Information will be available on local resources such as home health agencies, fitness centers, hospice agencies, adult day services, supportive and assisted living communities, counseling, independent and skilled nursing and rehab facilities, and community service organizations.
The Older Adults Health Council was formed in 2008, with members of local organizations working together to assist older adults. The goal of each council attendee is to provide superior services to the senior community. The council’s purpose is to offer education and information for building successful referral networks regarding senior social, personal and health services.
“We are very excited to be bringing our health fair to the Granite City area,” said Laura Robinson, president of the Older Adults Health Council. “It is important for the OAHC to bring resources to them so that they know what is available, if not for them, maybe for a friend, neighbor or a loved one. We had such a great turnout in our last two fairs in that area and we expect this event to grow even larger this year.”
Free health screenings will be performed by vendors, and information will be provided on health topics such as the options for senior living, audiology and hearing loss, the hospice concept and legal services for older adults.
For information on the resources available at the event, contact Senior Services Plus at (618) 465-3298, ext. 146. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/OlderAdultsHealthCouncil.