On Sept. 17, 2019, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee participated a senior health fair.
More than 60 seniors from the community attended the event at the local senior center. Twenty health care vendors participated by having booths to share information about their businesses and the services offered to seniors. Vendors included representatives from local food banks, chiropractic offices, Adult Protective Services, Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (AAAD) and home health services.
Life Care Center of Elizabethton’s admissions director, Amanda Jennings, helped organize the fair as part of a project for the local Senior and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) council.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said a local senior. “We get all kinds of goods and information that we may possibly need in the future. It’s nice to know that people still care about seniors in their community.”
Jennings offered free blood sugar testing for the seniors, and Kaveri Pant, director of rehab services, provided balance assessments.
“It was my first time at a health fair at the Senior Center. It was well organized and well received. I was happy to share options for outpatient versus inpatient therapy with the community members”, said Pant. “Several people stopped by and shared their good experience with a relatives’ stay at our facility. It’s always good to hear positive feedback.”
“This is a great event to reach out to our local seniors, , said Jennings. “We answer some of their questions and let them know all about the services we offer. Many confessed to having balance issues at home, so we were able to tell them about our successful outpatient therapy services.”