Highway to Good Health

elderly-careThe UK’s department of health, in conjunction with the Senior Center, recently sponsored a senior health fair at a local senior center. At the fair were 40+ vendors offering free health screenings, and displaying their wares. Seniors were able to get tested – for free – for balance, blood pressure, colon cancer, depression, glucose, hearing, memory, osteoporosis, pulse oximetry, PSA and more.

In addition, there were five minute massage demonstrations, sound healing and Tibetan bowl therapy. Nutritional education was given over by Shop Rite and October Kitchen and seniors were also given lessons on how to look out for fraud prevention, home care, immunizations and more.

All in all, it was a great event and very useful for the elderly people in the community – as well as their caretakers.