The 2011 Elder Care Fair, presented by the Highland Lakes Health Partnership, is right around the corner. Coordinators are excited about this year’s event and the record number of sponsors. The purpose of the Elder Care Fair is to introduce the elderly and their caregivers to products, equipment, and services available to them in the Highland Lakes area.
The 2010 Elder Care Fair will be held Saturday, March 26th from 9:00am until 12 noon at The Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes in Marble Falls.
More than 70 booths are expected to fill the exhibit hall. Exhibit booths will be occupied by organizations and businesses specializing in the health, comfort, and general well-being of the elderly and their caregivers. Examples include health-care professionals, diagnosticians, attorneys, bankers, investment representatives, accountants, future planning consultants, representatives from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, clinics, non-profit organizations, medical equipment companies, and pharmacies.
An estimated $15,000 worth of FREE health screenings and adult vaccinations will be given. The health checks include vascular health screenings, hearing assessments, blood pressure checks, anemia screenings, cholesterol screenings, glucose, vision, diabetes, and more! Exhibitors will also be giving away lots of free goodies and assistive devices.
Those planning to attend the Elder Care Fair are asked to park down the street at Marble Falls Elementary School. A shuttle service to and from the Boys and Girls Club will begin at 8:55 and run until the event ends. The parking spaces around the Club will ALL be reserved as handicapped parking.
Events of this magnitude do not just happen. The Elder Care Fair is fortunate to have the support of its sponsors.
Special thanks to the following businesses that make this event possible: Texas Home Health & Hospice, Scott & White Healthcare - Llano, Seton Highland Lakes, Accord Home Care, Inc, Cancer Care Centers of South Texas, Chiropractic Family Care, Edwards Risk Management, Gateway Gardens & Gateway Villa, Girling Health Care & Lighthouse Hospice.
Equally important to the success of the Elder Care Fair are all of the wonderful volunteers who help with everything from registration to parking to manning the concession stand and more. Local service organizations helping at this year’s event include The Kiwanis Club and the Highland Lakes Service League. A few exhibit booths are still available. Log on to HighlandLakesHealthPartnership.org to download a registration form.