(Brookville, PA) – WRC Senior Services recently held their 11th annual Healthy Aging Fair for the public at Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville on June 21.
Over 300 people attended the event and received information about healthy aging and community resources.
Due to beautiful weather, WRC Senior Services was able to have tables inside and outside the building for the first time, which made for a more open floor plan and easier moving throughout the event.
More than 40 community organizations and businesses were on hand to share information about healthy aging and their products and services.
Some of these organizations were: Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging, Advantage Home Oxygen, the Area Transportation Authority, Auditory Services, Means-Lauf Super Drug, Clearfield-Jefferson Primary Care Associates, The Sight Center of Northwest PA and PA State Representative Cris Dush.
WRC Senior Services provided information about its many locations and services in the area, including the two newest communities, Water Run Landing in Clarion, scheduled to open in July 2016 and The Village at Ridgmont in Ridgway, which opened in December 2015.
Some vendors offered free health screenings including hearing and ear wax, lung function, pulse ox, body composition, blood pressure, blood glucose, memory and balance.
Attendees also had the opportunity to try out alternative health therapies including essential oils, acupuncture, reflexology and massage.
Acupuncture demonstrations for pain and anxiety were provided by Integrative Therapies of Wellness Health Options of Clarion.
Reflexology demonstrations, always a popular attraction at the fair, were provided by reflexologist Tammy Martz.
Sapphire Moon Healing Arts Center of Corsica gave free chair massages.
Penn Highlands Healthcare provided multiphasic blood testing, which checks for signs of heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, cholesterol, anemia, diabetes and more. 49 attendees took part in the multiphasic testing. A copy of the test results were sent to their home and their doctor.
Upon check-in, each guest received a free WRC grocery tote bag and measuring cup for in their kitchen. They were also able to gather many additional giveaways from the vendors in attendance.
A $300 Walmart gift card, donated by WRC Senior Services, was among the 33 special door prizes raffled off throughout the event.
KOOL 103.3 FM once again did a live remote broadcast from the fair and gave away four Pirates tickets.
The 2016 Healthy Aging Fair was sponsored by Penn Highlands Healthcare, Highmark and KOOL 103.3 FM. Highmark also sponsored the snacks provided to the guests participating in the multiphasic blood screening. Cura Hospitality sponsored the health screenings.
The WRC Healthy Aging Fair is always looking for new vendors and health screenings to offer. If you are a doctor, practice, business or organization that would like to be added to the potential vendor list for next year’s event, please contact Dawn Hartman at 814-849-0457 or [email protected]
WRC Senior Services is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing care for seniors in the area since 1890. For more information about WRC Senior Services, visit www.wrc.org or on Facebook.