Community Fair Gives Health Top BillingMay 24th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Community News, Health
Joan Beck recently returned to the Madison Senior Citizens Center after a four-year hiatus. She’s back in her former position, Older American Act Coordinator, which she held for over a decade.
“I love my seniors,” said Beck. She’s had the opportunity to meet many new congregants at the Senior Center’s new 10,000 square foot building at 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive as well.
The Older American Act Program (OAA) gives seniors age 60 and over the opportunity to receive transportation to the Senior Center for a wide variety of activities, recreation and health support.
“Anyone can sign up for activities here at the Senior Center,” said Beck. “You can be signed up the same day you come in.”
This week she is putting together the finishing touches on the free Madison County Community Health Fair this Tuesday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Madison Senior Citizens Center. The event and speakers will be provided in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging in Tallahassee.
In addition to health education speakers and doctors, Dr. Vincent Crump will provide free podiatry screenings. Vision screenings will be completed by Southeast Eye Specialists and health information will be provided by the Madison County Health Department, along with blood pressure checks. The North Florida Community College Allied Health Department will have an excellent health display and information. Music will be compliments of Ken Methvin and Danny Graves.
Community donors are spicing up this Community Health Fair by donating funds for food from subs to snacks. Beck is also pleased with donated door prizes from area businesses. Some lucky participants will win the door prizes this Tuesday during the Community Fair. The public is invited to attend.
Other services provided by the Older American Act program are providing eligible congregants with hot meals and nutrition education; and for homebound senior citizens there are many helpful services from personal care in the home, cleaning and meals provided to prevent premature institutionalization.
For further information, contact the Madison Senior Citizens Center at (850) 973-4241.