Sage advice: Attend the SAGE Senior Health Fair this Friday!

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Old man in seventies kicking a soccer ball on playground. elderly, aging,

Keeping a senior adult healthy and safe requires a committed, compassionate and coordinated effort by the senior adult and all caregivers in concert with health care providers. Along the way, many questions will need answers.

The San Antonio Geriatric and Palliative Education (SAGE) Senior Health Fair can provide the information to make excellent decisions. This free health fair is set for 8:30 to 11 a.m. this Friday (Aug. 25) at the Omni San Antonio Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78230. All senior adults and family and other caregivers are invited to attend.

The health fair is part of a three-day SAGE Symposium that provides continuing education for health care professionals. The health fair is free and open to the community. The fair will feature various health screenings by UT Health San Antonio physicians, nurses, podiatrists and other professionals. All activities will specifically address senior health issues such as:

—Advance care planning and living will information

—Cognitive assessment

—Elder driver safety and screening

—Geriatric foot care and screening

—Hearing assistive devices and screening

—Medication safety and disposal information

Representatives from community organizations such as the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), Adult Protective Services, Alzheimer’s Association and Christian Senior Services will provide information on vital resources.

The health fair’s keynote speaker is Doris Griffin, community leader and executive director of Jefferson Outreach.  After her address, she will join two community members and two UT Health San Antonio professors (Drs. Sara Espinoza and Sandra Sanchez-Reilly) for a panel discussion. This discussion is open to the community.

The event also includes an opportunity for attendees to have Lunch with the Doctors. This activity has a $15 fee. Those interested may purchase their tickets online or at the door the day of the event.

For more information, call 210-617-5300, extension 14212, or visit http://www.sagesymposium.org/ and click on Senior Health Fair.

 



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