An annual senior health and wellness fair is scheduled Friday at Reeves Community Center in Mount Airy from 9 a.m. until noon.
The event, now in its ninth year, will take place in the gymnasium at RCC, under the sponsorship of Mount Airy Parks and Recreation and its longtime health fair partner, the Senior Center of Surry County.
It is for senior adults ages 50 or older.
Some of the services to be provided are blood sugar checks, hearing screenings, blood pressure checks, biomechanical assessments and BMI (body mass index) checks, along with information on possible senior needs.
Participating senior citizens will not be charged for any of these services.
There will also be a CPR station at the site, provided by the Mount Airy Fire Department, offering seniors hands-on instruction in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
“This is a great opportunity to find out what our community has to offer for our senior adult population,” a community center spokesperson remarked.
Along with Mount Airy Parks and Recreation, the Senior Center of Surry and the fire department, some of the agencies participating will include the Mount Airy Police Department, Bayada Home Health Care, Natural Foot Care, Gentiva Home Health, Services for the Blind, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council;
Also, Surry County Senior Services, Novant Health Heart and Vascular, Edward Jones, Thrive, Chick-fil-A, the Surry Cancer Awareness Team, Mountain Valley Hospice, Buttonwood Chiropractic Center, Surry County Health and Nutrition Center, Priddy Manor Assisted Living, Ridgecrest, N.C. Cooperative Extension/Surry County, American Healthcare Services, Traxx, Instride, Sava Senior Care, Yadkin Valley Senior Games;
In addition, Liberty Home Care, Beltone Hearing Care Centers, the N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Pain MD, Northern Hospital of Surry County, Northern Wellness and Fitness Center, Delp Chiropractic, Choice Physical Therapy, DePaul Twelve Oaks, Home Instead Senior and SHIIP (the Senior Health Insurance Information Program).
A representative of Yadkin Valley Senior Games also will be available to assist senior adults in registering for the Senior Games that begin in May. The cost for this is $10.
The Mount Airy Police Department will man an “Operation Medicine Drop” station during the health fair, with participants asked to bring in any unused medications they might have at their homes and drop them off at the MAPD table.
More information is available from Fonda Mooney, family services supervisor for Mount Airy Parks and Recreation/Reeves Community Center, at 336-786-8313 or [email protected]