Annual health fair for seniors features Mac nursing students

April 17, 2017 | 9:36 AM

MacMurray College nursing students will be on hand to present information and answer questions at the Jacksonville Area Senior Center Health Fair on Thursday, April 20, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Community Park Center in Community Park. The event is free and open to the public.

The health fair is specifically tailored for people 50 and older and their caregivers. Twenty-one 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.

MacMurray students will have information booths for:

  • Digestive Health
  • Stroke Awareness
  • Heart Health
  • Immunizations
  • Medication Safety
  • Fall Prevention
  • Physical Activity
  • Depression Awareness

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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