Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Senior health fair planned today

By The Herald Staff | 5/21/2014

Seniors can have their blood pressure checked, learn more about maintaining good nutrition and other health related services this morning during a Franklin County Senior Health Fair in Ottawa.

The health fair is set 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Ottawa Community Recreation Center/Goppert Building, 705 W. 15th St., Ottawa.

Seniors can have their blood pressure checked, learn more about maintaining good nutrition and other health related services this morning during a Franklin County Senior Health Fair in Ottawa.

The health fair is set 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Ottawa Community Recreation Center/Goppert Building, 705 W. 15th St., Ottawa.

The community will have access to free fasting blood work, blood pressure checks, vital sign readings, ident-a-senior program, foot care services, a nutritional education program, and several other health related services, according to a news release. About 30 organizations also plan to provide free information about their services.

The fair is being co-sponsored by East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center and Ransom Memorial Hospital in conjunction with Older Americans Month. Both Ottawa-based organizations recognize the importance of Franklin County’s older population, the release said, and are hopeful the senior health fair will provide good information and health screenings to aging residents.

For more information, go to www.eckaaa.org or call East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center at (785) 242-7200.

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