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Senior fair will be Sept. 14

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The first annual Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center Senior Fair will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 14.

"This fair is an opportunity for seniors to get all the information on services they might need by visiting one location," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director.

Designed for community members who are 55 years of age or older, the senior fair will offer information on home healthcare, medical supplies, independent living centers, end-of-life services, hospice, skilled nursing homes, dental care, disability services, senior centers, transportation, legal services, consumer credit counseling, durable power of attorney, rehabilitation, physical therapy and volunteer opportunities.

Senior caregivers and children of seniors are also invited to obtain information from the 40-plus businesses and organizations that will be represented at the event. The fair is for all local community members. Information will not be limited to low-income residents.

"This is a place for seniors to get their questions answered," said Reed. "Services will be well represented county wide."

In addition to information, the senior fair will offer musical entertainment. Several volunteers will also share their hobbies and talents during the event.

"The entertainment is going to be fun," said Reed. "We are hoping to see everybody come and enjoy the fair with us."

Light refreshments will be served during the senior fair. Door prize drawings will also be held during the event.

For more information, call the Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center at 847-2140.



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