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YMCA health fair reaches active older adults


Trish Bennett, Editor

Tiffany Sowers of Circleville Physical Therapy provides a massage for Harold Hewitt at the Active Older Adults health fair held Wednesday at the YMCA. Hewitt said Sowers was doing a fine job at event. “It’s great!” he said. “It’s wonderful!”

CIRCLEVILLE – About 50 local residents took advantage of a health fair for seniors Wednesday presented by the Pickaway County Family YMCA.

Guests were greeted with a variety of services and information provided by 18 different vendors on site through the YMCA’s Active Older Adults program, which hosts the event twice a year in March and September.

Kathy Burris, Active Older Adults coordinator, said the health fair not only serves active seniors but also gives those who are not so active and their caregivers useful information and resources to meet their needs as well.

“We have representatives here who can address balance issues, nutrition, depression, just a range of things,” Burris said. “Even the younger people who come through, they may have a grandparent or friend or neighbor who could benefit from getting just that little bit of information out.”

Vendors at Wednesday’s AOA health fair were Circleville Physical Therapy, Luebbe Hearing, Pickaway County District Public Library, Pickaway Senior Center, Circleville Chiropractic Center, Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health, Circle of Caring, Guardian Medical Monitoring, Constance Care Home Healthcare, Home Instead Senior Care, American Red Cross, Berger Health System, Pickaway Health Services, Heartland Enriching Life, Right At Home In-Home Care and Assistance, Juice Plus, Pickaway County Community Action (PICCA) and Pickaway County YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

The YMCA will host its Healthy Kids health fair April 25.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal