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Stillaguamish Senior Center hosts Health Fair on March 28

 

March 21, 2018 | View PDF



The Stillaguamish Senior Center will gather a number of local health resources and organizations for aging adults as part of their Health Fair on March 28.

The Health Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center at 18218 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.

They have offered a Health Fair for a number of years.

“People find it helpful to be able to get information from a number of different services in one location,” said Marilyn Enright, outreach and wellness coordinator for the fair.

A number of different organizations with information will be available to talk with locals.

“We will have a lot of products and services that are relevant to our adult population,” said Enright.

“We’ve got healthcare providers, social service providers and a number of other organizations,” she said.

Several of the local senior care facilities will be on-hand, including those that specialize in care for those with memory problems, said Enright.

In addition, a number of hospice care organizations and illness associations will be at the event, “for instance kidney care providers,” said Enright.

Regional health insurers will be able to provide information about the plans they provide.

Those coming to the event include the Community Health Center, which has health clinics all around the region, including one in Arlington.

“They provide a service that not many health clinics around here do with their dental service,” said Enright.

“And that is very much needed because we have a lot of people here who are uninsured,” she said.

Also popular is an organization that makes special orthopedic footwear which helps aging adults who have a variety of problems.

“That is especially important for people with diabetes as they often have foot problems,” said Enright.

Some of the neighboring senior centers, such as the Stanwood Senior Center, will also be at the Health Fair to talk about the programs they offer to the public.

“Sometimes one of the centers has a service that the others do not,” said Enright.

The Stillaguamish Senior Center will also be highlighting some of the programs they offer, such as the Aging Mastery Program.

The program comes from the National Council on Aging and is meant to provide help to people age 50 and older in their senior years.

In addition to information on those programs there will be a number of health screenings and vision/hearing screenings available to the public.

Door prizes are also a part of the Health Fair. “We’re going to have a prize drawing at the door,” said Enright.

For information about the Stillaguamish Senior Center and their programs and events go to stillycenter.org.

 

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