Senior citizens will have an opportunity next week to obtain information on a variety of health and related topics as well as select from a number of free health screenings.
The “7th Annual Senior Citizens Expo,” sponsored by Hopkins County Marketers Association, will begin Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. and continue until 12 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 1300 South League St.
“The cost to attend the Senior Expo is free. Don’t miss out on all the free information and screenings that have been brought together for your under one roof,” urges Karon Weatherman, Senior Citizens Center director, who helps coordinate the annual event. “There will be close to 50 venders setting up booths this year. Several of the home health agencies will be offering free screenings.”
Among the free screenings offered will be blood sugar or glucose, blood pressure, pulse oximetry levels, height/weight and body composition checks, and even free cholesterol screenings.
People on Medicare can bring their card to get a flu shot at no out-of-pocket expense. Those who are not on Medicare who want the influenza vaccine can get one for $25.
“Seniors who are interested in volunteering some of their time can also find out about places that are looking for someone just like them to volunteer,” Weatherman noted.
There will even be people from agencies to help answer questions about insurance and related finance topics.
“You can get information on finances and medical equipment. You can also find out about pre-need burial plans, rehab facilities and home health agencies and what they offer,” she said.
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