Maplesville Senior Center to sponsor first health fair

Published 3:27 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Maplesville Senior Center is sponsoring its first health fair for all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The Maplesville Health Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community ballpark on Shanks Drive in Maplesville, pending no rain.

The fair will be moved to the senior center, located at the Maplesville Train Depot on Highway 22, in the event of rain.

Maplesville Senior Center manager Faye Hightower said the fair is free to the public and is designed to benefit and appeal to all ages.

“This is our first one,” Hightower said. “It’s just something I wanted to do between the hot weather and cold weather.”

WBRC Meteorologist Wes Wyatt and the Fox 6 Storm Tracker will be onsite if the weather is clear, as well as the Air Evac helicopter, which is scheduled to land at the park at 10:30 a.m.

The event will also include blood pressure screenings, home health care information, door prizes, Yellow Dot Program registration and live music.

Groups present at the event will include Alacare, Gentiva Hospice, Southern Care Hospice, Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A), Amedisys Home Health, Care Ambulance, Maplesville Police Department and Maplesville Fire Department.

Guests are encouraged to bring chairs.

“We’ll all be praying for a pretty, sunshiny day,” Hightower said.

For more information, call the Maplesville Senior Center at (334) 366-2717.