IL leaders host senior citizen health and wellness fair

IL leaders host senior citizen health and wellness fair

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Hundreds of people came out to Carbondale, Illinois for the senior citizens health and wellness fair.

State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and State Senator David Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) hosted their annual senior citizen health and wellness fair Thursday, July 16 at the Carbondale Civic Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

People who came out say the event was well worth it.

""Oh Iike all thier products, all their little goodies they give away, their prizes, and all the information," Carbondale resident Winifred GoLightly said.

"I love this," Carbondale resident Claudia Reagan said. "I think it's very informative. Social security was here, so I was able to ask them questions."

"I am excited to partner with Sen. Luechtefeld and local organizations that help promote health and wellness for senior citizens in the Carbondale area.  I encourage senior citizens and their families to attend this free senior fair and see what state services, doctors and organizations are available to them right here in southern Illinois," Bryant said.

"I am proud to co-sponsor this free senior citizen health fair," Luechtefeld said.  "Senior citizens who attend can have their blood pressure checked, eye glasses and hearing aids cleaned, receive a free massage and check for unclaimed property that the state may be holding for them," Luechtefeld said.

Numerous health screenings were offered at this year's fair including oral health and cancer screenings.

Organizers say 60 vendors and about 300 people came out to the event.

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