Nurses to help seniors live better

April 7, 2016 | 9:29 AM

The Jacksonville Area Senior Center is sponsoring a Health Fair with information specifically tailored for people 50 and older and their caregivers, with MacMurray College nursing students presenting the information and answering questions.

The health fair will be held Thursday, April 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Community Park Center in Community Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Eighteen students from the MacMurray College Nursing Program will discuss with seniors, family members and other interested members of the public a variety of health-related issues and will have useful information to help keep older adults safe and healthy.

The MacMurray students will set up information booths on

  • digestive health;
  • stroke awareness;
  • heart attack;
  • vaccinations;
  • first aid;
  • medication safety;
  • falls;
  • physical activity.

The senior population is the fastest growing demographic in the country, and there are numerous health strategies to help this group of older Americans stay active and healthy. This fair is designed to give seniors and their caregivers information seniors need to remain vibrant well into old age.

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