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AARP hosts Senior Health Fair Sept. 13

Posted on 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

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    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

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