Health fair attracts hundreds |

Health fair attracts hundreds

Staff Reports
The Douglas County Community and Recreation Center is a busy place Friday morning for the Senior Health Fair.
Brad Coman |

Droves of Carson Valley residents participated in the 17th annual Senior Health Fair at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville on Friday.

More than 40 different booths offered a variety of services from diabetes education to health insurance information.

“We had a great turn out,” said Community Services Manager Travis Lee. “There was a steady line of seniors and great vendors this year.”

Lee estimated 500 people came for the fair alone.

He thanked the businesses that participated in the fair and supported residents’ wellbeing.

“The vendors said they thought it was the biggest turnout we’ve ever had,” Senior Service Recreation Specialist Sheri Karosich said. “They thought it was a great show.”

Karosich said it was wonderful to see all the support from the community.

“The seniors really benefit from all the different services,” she said. “They are thrilled with all the different information they were able to gather.”