AARP hosts Senior Health Fair Sept. 13

Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mechanicsville AARP Chapter 5407 will be hosting its first annual Mechanicsville AARP Senior Health Fair it will be held at the Richmond East Moose Lodge No. 1947 located at 7167 Flag Lane, just past Home Depot, Martin’s and Target on Bell Creek Road. Although it is primarily for folks 50 years of age or older, everyone is welcome.

Walgreen’s will be running a series of health tests and providing relevant information. Other providers will be available to provide information on senior drivers and proper nutrition, as well as resources and support services available. Health providers will advise on all areas of the human body. Representatives of national organizations including the American Red Cross, as well as those dealing with diabetes, arthritis, breast cancer, heart disease and kidneys will be present.

The Alzheimer’s Association will present an informative talk on Alzheimer’s disease – how to recognize it and how it progresses; it will be compared to other similar symptoms. Jim McLaughlin of the Hanover Sheriff’s Department will give a talk on how to prevent scams, fraud and senior abuse. There will be demonstrations of exercise for seniors by various organizations. A goody bag will be provided containing fresh fruit and health bars.

For further information, contact Chairperson Clarice Brown at (804) 519-2982, or contact AARP Mechanicsville Chapter 5407 President Larry Gooss at (804) 839-2347 or email him at lgoossjr@aol.com.

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