FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 100614
9th Annual Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair on Oct. 9
The free Ninth Annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Thursday, October 9, from 9 am to noon at the Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 East Fourth St.
"I want to encourage all seniors to attend the Health and Wellness fair," said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This is a great event that supports the health of our community with important information and services.”
“The Health and Wellness Fair will provide our seniors with free screenings for blood pressure and balance, and also flu shots, because people age 60 and older are at high risk for serious complications from influenza,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, who represents the 2nd Council District.”
People with Medicare Part B are urged to bring their Medicare card to the clinic to receive a free flu shot. No appointment is needed.
More than 30 service providers will provide information, including home health care, local health agencies, city and county transportation, senior assistance programs, pharmacy services, and insurance programs. Topics will include latest health technologies, products and services benefiting seniors, including blood pressure monitoring devices and mobile apps for health information and resources.
Attendees are also welcome to tour the Senior Center facilities, including an in-house gym, cafe, and daily meal program, classrooms and information services.
For more information please contact Tabetha Gonzalez at 562.570.3509 or Barbara Loeffler at 562.570.3506.