Health Fair Brings the Best Out Of All Ages

From educational booths, a raffle and music, the Senior Center Health Fair had a excellent turn out

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Information booths and vendors specializing in senior services were on hand for Thursday’s Healthy Aging Fair at the South Pasadena Senior Center.

Good health was on the mind of many who attended Thursday’s Healthy Aging Fair outside the South Pasadena Senior Center.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Attendees of the Healthy Aging Fair received information at a hearing screening.

Information booths and vendors specializing in senior services were on hand for the 3-1/2 hour event.  Bone density, grip strength tests, along with glucose, hearing, lung and depression screenings were all available of the event.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Efrain J. Gutierrez, program coordinator and long term care advocate for CANHR (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform) was available to answer questions at the Healthy Aging Fair. The nonprofit advocacy organization in South Pasadena is dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality for life for California’s long term care consumers, their families and loved ones

“The importance of holding this event is for people to keep focusing on possible future needs – home care, getting to know their health care providers, and making sure all of their screenings are being taken care of,” explained Liliana Torres, the community services supervisor at the Senior Center. “It also keeps them active and aging gracefully.”

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | A representative for The Kensington, an assisted living residence in Sierra Madre, answered questions about the facility.

In addition, the event included a nutritional presentation, raffles, coffee, treats and lunch.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | DJ Ben was spinning the discs, so to speak, as he played a variety of tunes throughout the Healthy Aging Fair at the Senior Center.

“It’s important for people to keep focusing on their health and not just wait until they have to go to their doctor,” explained Torres. “It’s important to take advantage of all the resources here at the fair.”

For more information about future Senior  Center events, visit, www.SouthPasadenaCA.gov or call (626) 403-7360.

The Senior Center is at 1102 Oxley St. in South Pasadena.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Representatives from Health Care Partners provided information about the body mass index.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Sausha Sherbin and Shannon O’Neill were on hand at the Healthy Aging Fair as the represented Care4You, which provides quality in-home care.

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