Senior Health Fair set for Oct. 2

The 20th annual Senior Health Fair is planned for Thursday, Oct. 2, for seniors and family caregivers. It will take place at the Eastern Civic Center on Harding Road, Old Greenwich from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Greenwich Department of Health will be providing seasonal flu and pneumonia immunizations at this event.

Activities will include education, community information, health screenings and seasonal flu and adult vaccine clinic. The fair is a cooperative program presented by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, the Greenwich Department of Health and Greenwich Hospital.

Participants over 65 must bring their Medicare Part B cards or a fee of $35 will be charged for the influenza vaccine and $58 for the pneumonia vaccine. This year, the shingles vaccine will be offered. The fee is $180 cash or a check payable to Town of Greenwich. Medicare HMO will not be accepted. Participants with HMO Medicare providers will be charged for each vaccine and will be given a receipt to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. Greenwich Hospital will also provide free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.

Through the courtesy of event sponsors, a free “grab and go” lunch will be given to all seniors who attend the fair. Boxed lunches will be distributed between 10:30 and 12:30. As in previous years, the fair will provide opportunities for seniors to enhance and maintain their health as well as the ability to meet with representatives of a wide range of municipal agencies and community organizations. A special ballroom dancing exhibition and instruction will be offered and drawings for door prizes, generously donated by local merchants, will be held throughout the day.

Seniors needing transportation should call TAG at 203-637-4345 by Friday, Sept. 26.

For additional information, call the Greenwich Commission on Aging at 203-862-6710.

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