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April 18, 2013

Senior Health Fair offers vendors, information

DERRY — Area seniors will have a big variety of health information to choose from at this year’s Senior Health Fair.

The 10th annual event is set for Tuesday, April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Running Brook Middle School.

Admission to the fair is free.

The fair is open to anyone 60 years or older. It includes health-care screening stations, information from various community groups on senior-related health and support issues, a complimentary lunch, an attendance gift and a grand-prize drawing featuring two $100 Wal-Mart gift cards.

Approximately 90 vendors will be offering a range of screenings, including bone density, blood pressure, pulmonary function testing, BMI, blood sugar, vision, hearing, posture, osteoporosis and more. Adaptive equipment and alternative therapies also will be highlighted, along with information on assisted living and nutrition.

Seniors who visit the fair will also have the opportunity to connect with resources and professionals from many different fields who specialize in issues to help improve quality of life.

An informative session, “Aging With Grace and Dignity,” will be held at 10:50 a.m. The session deals with how to cope with pain management in the disease process and memory impairment.

The health fair also includes door prizes and raffles. A courtesy shuttle will run from the school’s parking lots to the front door.

Local organizations hosting and sponsoring the event include Parkland Medical Center, Amedisys Home Health, Center for Life Management, Holy Family Hospital, Spindell Eye Assocaition, Compassionate Care Hospice, Professional Hearing Management, Courville Communities, Derry Police Community Welfare Association, Derry Village Rotary, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Lutheran Social Services, Northeast Rehabilitation, Pleasant Valley Nursing Center and Rockingham VNA and Hospice.

There will be wheelchairs on site for attendees to utilize, handicapped parking, and complimentary shuttle van service to and from parking lots. For more information, call 432-0877.

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