Schimpf, Bryant to hold senior fair

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Carbondale Times

Senior citizens from throughout the area will find a range of services and information available at the annual Senior Fair July 20 in Carbondale.

State Sen. Paul Schimpf, State Rep. Terri Bryant and Mayor Mike Henry will serve as hosts for the event, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center, located at 200 S. Illinois Ave.

All interested senior citizens are invited to attend for information and demonstrations on quality-of-life issues. More than 50 area vendors will be in attendance to provide services to area seniors.

Local health care organizations will be providing blood-pressure testing, oral health education, grip strength tests, and a wellness screening that includes a trigger point chair massage. There also will be blood sugar and cholesterol screenings, with an eight-hour fast recommended.

The Illinois Treasurer's Office will have the I-Cash database available for interested residents to look for unclaimed checks or property.

Government agencies will be on hand to provide information on prescription and insurance programs, veterans' benefits, amplified telephones and other programs. Free refreshments and door prizes will be provided.