ABERDEEN – From health care to a range of services, a health fair June 26 from 10 a.m. until noon at American Legion Post 26 will offer a wealth of information for senior adults. Additionally, it will pay tribute to veterans.
“I think recognizing and honoring veterans is appropriate since it’s close to the Fourth of July. We’ll have small American flags to give out,” said organizer Susan Honeycutt.
The senior health fair is sponsored by the TRIAD/Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.), the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Division of Public Safety Planning and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Monroe Regional Hospital, North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory, North Mississippi Medical Center and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Senior Adult Services of Oxford and several hospice agencies and funeral home representatives are among the vendors.
Wade Holland from Three Rivers Planning and Development District will also explain services the organization offers for seniors, including opportunities for house cleaning and sitters.
He will also explain the upcoming partnership with the county to provide free Medicare drug counseling in Aberdeen and Amory during open enrollment later this year.
“We will have a lot of valuable information and we just need to get the people here. We want to encourage area churches to bring their senior adults,” Honeycutt said.
There will also be refreshments, door prizes and a number of health screenings.
On the local government end, elected officials such as the county tax assessor, tax collector and circuit clerk will share information about their offices and be available for questions.
“[Circuit clerk] Dana Sloan will have registration forms for those who want to sign up to vote in the upcoming election,” Honeycutt said.
American Legion Post 26 is located at 523 Hwy. 145 N.
For more information or to sign up for a vendor booth, call Honeycutt at the MCSO Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon at 369-2468.