For the 23rd year, the Older American Health Fair will be held in Coldwater to benefit seniors in the area seeking medical services, products, and community information. The event will again be held at the Dearth Center on the 4H Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Seniors can again look forward to free health screenings including, non-fasting cholesterol tests, non-fasting blood sugar tests, vision screenings, and blood pressure checks. Also available during the fair are flu, pneumonia, and tetanus vaccines. Pre-registration is required by calling the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County Department of Health at 279-9561.
During the event, almost 50 vendors will be on hand to answer your questions and provide up-to-date information about your health-related concerns. Most vendors will also have door prizes. If needed, free Bata Bus transportation to the event will also be available by calling 278-5889.
Thank you to the major sponsor of the event, Southern Michigan Bank and Trust and community committee members: Julie Stratos, CHC; Courtney Dirschell, Monarch Community Bank; Sarah Asher, Southern Michigan Bank and Trust; Bill and Jan Robinson, community members; Ben Parker and Dana Lewis, Airway Oxygen; Connie and Paul Winbigler, community members, Candy Cox, Health Department.; Sandy MacDonald, community member; and Jane Sabaitis of Maple Lawn. If you’d like to be a part of this committee for the 2011 event, please contact Bill Robinson at 278-6568.