North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

March 12, 2010

Senior centers to host health fair in Warrior

The North Jefferson News

WARRIOR — Senior citizens will have a chance next week to have free basic health checkups and visit with friends and neighbors.

For the first time in north Jefferson County, at least in recent memory, four senior centers are jointly hosting a senior health fair.

The senior centers at Warrior, Morris, Mt. Olive and Kimberly are holding the event Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the former National Guard armory at 140 Cane Creek Rd. in Warrior.

The Jefferson County Office of Senior Citizens Services is sponsoring the event.

Morris Senior Center director Eloise Blankenship said up to 40 vendors are scheduled to be at the health fair.

“There will be many, many vendors, including health vendors who will take blood pressures, blood sugars and cholesterol checks for free,” said Jody Newman, director of the Kimberly Senior Center. “With all of the vendors attending, you will find the answers to many of your healthcare questions.”