(September 20, 2017)--Roberto Maldonado, 26th Ward Alderman, is inviting all 26th Ward Seniors, 60 years of age or older, to the Annual Senior Health and Government Fair on Friday, September 29th from 9am to 1pm. Located in Mozart Park Fieldhouse at 2036 N. Avers, it's free for all to attend.
"This marks the 24th year I have hosted the Senior Health and Government Fair," announced Maldonado. "In one day, Seniors can meet with over 50 government and non-profit agencies--along with hospitals and health sector companies--to discover how to remain healthy and independent."
Flu shots and free testing of chronic diseases are to be had such as blood pressure, glucose, HIV and Body Mass Index (BMI), along with a smorgasbord of government and non-profit programs to keep Seniors in their homes.
The most in-demand booth continues to be the Secretary of State, supplying free state ID and driver's license renewals for those over 65. If seniors need a State ID, they should bring their proof of written signature, social security card, address and birth date.
Seniors also receive a day of beauty with free haircuts and manicures from Truman Cosmetology students.
A hot lunch will be provided by Ponce Restaurant, 4313 W Fullerton Ave, featuring authentic Puerto Rican cuisine.