Community Health Fair to educate seniors on finding help

By Chris Cooper -

If you are a senior or a disabled adult, finding someone to help you isn’t always easy. Sometimes it becomes confusing where to turn when being released from the hospital if you are not quite prepared to go home, or if you are ready to go home, but just need that little extra help. There are many resources available to give you piece of mind and allow the most premium care when stuck in the between stages.

Tammy Dauley of Christian Care Communities has organized this year’s Community Health Fair to be held Oct. 6 from 8-11 a.m. at Southern Heights Baptist Church Legacy Center, 1400 Nashville Road in Russellville. This event will offer seniors a look into the world of aftercare. After you are released from the hospital or after something unexpected happens to you, where will you go to get help? Now you can be educated on what is out there for you at the Community Health Fair.

Participating agencies include:

SKY Rehab, New Haven Assisted Living, Hometown Manor, Creekwood Nursing Home and Rehab, Auburn Nursing Home, Senior Prospectives, Christian Care Communities (Home, Bridgepoint and Village Manor), BRADD, Air Evac, Behavioral Health Center, Rivendell (Inpatient Elder Care), Hosparus, Community Health, Russellville Senior Center and many more.

Door prizes will be offered at each participating table, as well as little gifts for health.

The event is geared toward seniors and disabled individuals, but everyone is welcome to attend.

“We want to educate the public on what is out there to help them,” said Dauley. “So many people are confused about all the different services offered. The Health Fair will give them the knowledge they need to make those important decisions concerning their health and well being. So many people are being rehospitalized these days when they don’t have to be. This is because they are not sure about what is out there for them. We want to let people know about continued care and where to go.”

There are many great places who can help, said Dauley. Businesses are coming as far as Bowling Green and Clarksville, Tenn.

“A lot of times people are unaware that Medicare and Medicaid can pay for these resources and even some private insurances as well,” Dauley says.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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