Senior health fair good for everyone |

Senior health fair good for everyone

by Cira Craighead
Registered nurse Jessica Tierney tests Dottie Kaminsky's blood pressure during a previous Senior Health Fair.
Shannon Litz file photo |

Although the name seems misleading, the Jan. 22 senior health fair is open to anyone of any age.

Sponsored by The Douglas County Senior Center, the 15th annual health fair is 8 a.m.-noon at the Carson Valley Inn.

“It’s a great opportunity to get to know some local businesses and have free/low cost services provided,” said Sheri Karosich, recreation specialist.

Around 30 vendors are expected to attend, including the Carson Valley Medical Center and FISH.

One local dentist office will be providing a free mouth cancer screening, and FISH will be handing out free winter coats.

“(The event) is a good chance for seniors, and a good thing for the community to get involved with,” said Karosich.

Transportation to the event from the senior center will be provided by DART.

Only cash fees will be charged for any services that are not free.

Various types of blood work will be available for a low cost, some of which require fasting prior to the test.

For more information, call Karosich at 783-6455.