Health Care Fair At Freda Mohr Center
Posted by Camille Sarabia on May 26, 2013 - 4:46:14 PM
May 23, seniors, physicians and a collaboration of sponsors and food gathered
at the Freda Mohr Center in Melrose for their annual Senior Health Fair.
Freda Mohr Center. Photo courtesy of jfsla.org.
It’s senior month in May
and the West Hollywood and Melrose surrounding areas are doing their part in
making our seniors feel important. The 11th annual Senior Health Fair featured,
presentations, health screenings and representatives from more than 40
community organizations. The event provided free care and checkups.
During the hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the fair included learning about
proper dental hygiene, how to lift and carry items in a way that prevents
injury, an information session regarding ways to improve driving skills, a
nutritional assessment, a body mass index read and blood pressure as well
as vision and posture
“About 200 seniors
attended to learn about health issues and programs, and to partake in free
screenings and other offerings,” said Wicked Local about last year’s turnout.
The purpose of this fair is purely educational. It provides ample amounts of
information that some seniors may not know about their bodies. With a
community centered environment and volunteers that provide free exams, the
Senior Health Fair is an opportunity to get healthy and learn your body.