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 As in previous years, coffee and donut holes will be available in the morning, complements of Senior Times and the Fountain Clinic, and bag lunches will be served from 11am-1pm. A new addition to this year’s lunches will be a clem- entine in each bag to promote healthy eating. The bags of chips and cookies are sponsored by Maplewood of Marshall,
In addition, Miles for Memories
will be registering older adults for its Help Home program and its ID bracelet program. Calhoun County Emergency Dispatch will also be registering people for its SMART 911 program, which helps dispatchers identify people’s address and location during emergency situations.
The U.S. Census will also have assistance available to help seniors complete the 2020 Census questionnaire. It is vital that everyone in America be accurately count- ed for the 2020 Census.
a Laurel assisted living community, and Evergreen Senior Care and Rehab Center.
Transportation to the senior fair is available through Community Action
and Marshall Dial-A-Ride. Community Action provides a Senior Transportation van service for seniors age 60 and over in Calhoun County for medical, grocery and social trips. Rides must be scheduled in advance. A cost share of $2.00 per ride is requested. To schedule a ride from Senior Transportation, call Community Action at (269) 565-4144. For transportation with- in Marshall and from Albion, Marshall Dial-A-Ride, and the Albion-Marshall Connector will be offering free rides to and from the Marshall Middle School for the Senior Fair, schedule a ride by calling (269) 781-3975.
The Senior Fair will again be held at the Marshall Middle School gymnasium, located at 100 East Green Street in his- toric downtown Marshall. A big thanks to Oaklawn, who is the lead sponsor of the 2020 Senior Fair, and to the Marshall Community Foundation and Molina Healthcare for also being sponsors.
The Senior Fair will feature 90 ven- dors ranging from local businesses, non- profit organizations, public services, and health care providers, which all specialize in services to older adults. Seniors, care- givers and family members are invited to come learn about available resources for safe and healthy aging.
The senior fair grows as an event each year. Older adults and caregivers who attend the 11th Annual Senior Fair are sure to enjoy an event full of health, wellness, and connection with available services.
Returning as special features this
year are Miles – the Great Brain Exhibit from Miles for Memories, and the inflat- able colon from the Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition. The planning committee is excited to offer these fun interactive displays again at the senior fair and hope all attendees will take the time to explore, learn, and ask questions. The giant inflated brain is complete with flashing lights, which represent electrical impulses. The Great Brain offers hands
Helen Guzzo, LMSW, is the Manager of Calhoun County Senior Services, which administers Senior Millage tax dollars. More information is available about Calhoun County Senior Services at seniorservices.
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on opportunities to feel the complexities of the brain, and how it may be affected by brain disorders such as dementia. This exhibit will be fun and informative, as it is imperative that we increase the com- munity’s understanding and awareness
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• Wed, March 4, 11am-12pm, Nashville Friendship Center, 301 N. Main, Nashville.
• Wed, March 11, 11am-12pm, Marshall House, 200 E. Spruce, Marshall.
• Wed, March 18, 11:30am-12:30pm, Woodland Eagles Club, 125 North Main, Woodland. • Wed, March 25, 10-11am, Forks Senior Center, 101 N. Albion Street, Albion.
For additional information call (269) 965-3951.
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