55+ Health Expo

Mark you calendars, the Expo is coming soon. This years 55+ Health Expo will be held on August 22, 2018. It will be scheduled from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The expo will be located at the Bay Area Civic Center (BACC) and Bretting Community Center (BCC) this year. The event is free and open to anyone 55 and over.

In the BACC, there will be vendors and community booths from 9:00-2:00 with music for your listening pleasure provided by JD Bass. This year’s lunch will be free and catered by 6th Street Market. The menu will be hamburgers and sides, served by community volunteers. Enjoy lunch, visit the vendors and come back for BINGO at 1:00 pm.

Make sure you take time to stroll over to the BCC as well to take in the health screenings that are offered and an educational walk through the inflatable lung provided by Essentia Health. The screenings will be available throughout the day.

Presentations will be scheduled in the BCC as well. They are being offered at 9:30, 10:30, 12:00, and 1:00. Speakers will be Stephanie Eder of Ringenberg Financial Group and Paul Sturgul and Ryan Long from the Law Office of Sturgul and Long. They will cover topics and trends around Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care.

Sit back and enjoy the ride by avoiding the stress of parking. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the Park and Ride option provided by Bay Area Rural Transit. The BART bus will be running on a continual loop between the Enrichment Center, Our Lady of the Lake and Family Video. Park at one of these businesses, ride the bus to the event and receive a dollar coin for participating.

Ashland County Sheriff’s department will be available at the Memorial Medical Center booth in the BACC to collect prescription medications that you or your pet no longer need. To ensure the safety of children and the environment please bring old medication in rather than throwing it away or pouring it down the drain. The name of the medication should be left on the container, but feel free to black out any personal information on the label.

Check your local news sources for information and updates regarding the 55+ Health Expo, 2018. Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center, Heartland Communications, Ringenberg Financial Group and Memorial Medical Center are pleased to be sponsoring this year’s event.