State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) are hosting a free Senior Fair on Wed., Aug. 27 featuring approximately 45 local and state participants.
The event will be held on Wed., August 27 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Lemont Park District’s CORE Fitness Center at 16028 127th Street in Lemont.
“We are committed to helping our constituents find access to local and state services that will help improve their health and financial security,” said Sen. Radogno. “This year’s fair offers seniors a great opportunity to speak with dozens of health and safety providers and state agency representatives, while also providing free health screenings and a wide range of informational brochures.”
Refreshments will be provided, and guests can take advantage of free health screenings to check blood sugar, hearing, thermal posture, and blood pressure. Also, flu shots will be available to seniors for free with Medicare B, or for a cost of $25.99. Information will be available on a variety of topics including transportation and assisted living options, home and Internet safety, and financial security—including how to save money on utilities. The State Treasurer’s Office will also be on site to help guests determine if they have unclaimed money or assets to recover.
“Come out to our annual senior fair. It’s a great event for seniors and their families. It’s an opportunity for seniors to learn what state and local services are available to them, ask questions, and receive free health screenings. I think attendees will find the information beneficial to them,” said Durkin.
Fair participants include AARP Illinois, AccuQuest Hearing Center, Alvernia Manor Senior Living, Alzheimer’s Association, Assisted Transition, AT&T, Athletico, Better Business Bureau, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Catholic Charities of Joliet, Citizens Utility Board, ComEd, Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission, CPA, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Edward Jones, Home Sweet Home Care, Hruska Insurance, Illinois Retina Associates, Illinois State Police, Juice Plus, Lemont Fire Protection District, Lemont Park District, Lemont Public Library, Lemont SALT, Lemont Township, Mary Kay Cosmetics, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, NEIL Area Agency on Aging, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Comptroller, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Office of the Illinois Treasurer, PACE, Presence Life Connections, Royal Home Healthcare, RTA, Silver Cross Hospital, Stoetzel’s Planet Chiropractic, VETS LLC, Victorian Village, Walgreens, Wellspring Healthcare Services Inc.
For more information, contact Rep. Durkin’s office at (630) 325-2028 or Sen. Radogno’s office at (630) 243-0800.