A scene from last year's health fair.
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 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Tri-Mor Bingo Center, 3701 Nameoki Road.
The free event will provide information on specific services as well as a chance to learn about health topics. Information will be available on 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 various members of local organizations working together to assist older adults. The goal of each attendee of the Older Adult Health Council is to provide superior services to the senior community. The purpose of the council 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 Candice Arana, president of the Older Adults Health Council. “There are so many senior citizens living without the help they need. 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 loved one.”
Free health screenings will be performed by vendors, and presentations will be provided on health topics such as the options for senior living, hearing safety guidelines, Medicare protection, the hospice concept, and understanding advanced directives. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will also have their mobile unit on site for anyone interested in giving blood during the health fair.
For information on the resources available at the event, contact Senior Services Plus at (618) 465-3298 ext. 146 or visit the agency’s website, www.seniorservicesplus.org.