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Free health checks available to seniors during fair
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Posted: 2013 Jan 25 - 06:58

By Samantha Joseph

Staff writer

STUART -- A free health and wellness fair by the Council on Aging of Martin County will bring together more than 45 agencies and vendors that serve area seniors and their families.

The fair is set for Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kane Center, located at 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. It is free of charge and open to the public.

"We're trying to have something for everyone," said Denise Belizar, marketing manager of the Council on Aging, which partnered with healthcare provider WellMed and Treasure Coast Advocates for Seniors to host the event.

Representatives from home health care agencies, law firms, Medicaid providers, assisted living facilities, the Veteran's Administration and other groups will participate.

They'll offer free on-site services, including blood- pressure checks, memory screenings, blood-sugar testing and massages.

"It will be an opportunity to get quick health checks for free," Ms. Belizar said.

"We'll also do demonstrations of some of the most popular fitness classes."

The Treasure Coast Tappers will demonstrate their routine as part of their effort to encourage seniors to exercise and live healthy lifestyles. Zumba Gold instructors will also show off some of their moves, promoting one of the latest fitness crazes, modified for seniors.

The fair is set to attract hundreds. It will feature live entertainment, an auction and raffle.

"There's going to be a lot of fun stuff going on, and it's open to all seniors and their families," Ms. Belizar said.

For more information, call (772) 223-7800.

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