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Family Service Agency to host senior health fair

DeKALB – The Family Service Agency will host its 2015 Senior Citizen’s Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb.

The fair is free and open to the public, according to a news release.

“I encourage senior citizens and their caregivers to come to the fair and learn about the businesses, doctors, and not-for-profits that work to improve their lives,” State Rep. Bob Pritchard said in a news release. “While at the fair, senior citizens can take advantage of the numerous screenings and tests that are offered for free.”

Screenings and services offered at the fair include diabetic foot screenings, blood pressure, massage, vision, and hearing. There will also be more than 60 providers of services geared toward seniors.

“I am excited to have so many helpful vendors under one roof at this year’s senior health fair,” State Sen. Dave Syverson said in a news release. “Seniors who attend this year will be amazed at the number of vendors and the services they offer.”

Voluntary Action Center will provide a shuttle service from the parking lot to the fair’s entrance as well as coffee and other refreshments.

– Daily Chronicle

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