Senior Health and Wellness Event Offers Free Wellness Checks, Education, Services And More
Seniors ages 60 and older are invited to Second Place Church for its first annual senior healthcare event, “Learning My Options: Senior Health & Wellness Checks.” This event is free and open to the public.
“As a Joliet-based non-profit organization, we are excited to host this health screening event with Second Place Church which is designed to educate, inform and provide free wellness checks for seniors in the Monee, Illinois and its surrounding townships said Renee’ Black, Event Organizer at Senior Services of Will County.” “Senior Services provides invaluable assistance to our senior population such as care giving services, information & assistance, support with legal assistance, Medicare and Medicaid, tax preparation, as well as a variety of other programs, community resources and education.
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, seniors are invited to Second Place Church in Monee, Illinois for free health screenings, blood pressure, genetics, balance and others. Vendors will provide screening services, including local medical providers. Lunch will be provided by Meals on Wheels, guest speakers will speak on topics of interest and attendees can enter to win raffle prizes.
On the day of the event, unused meds can be dropped off for free, no questions asked, at Second Place Church.
25 percent of older adults in Will County are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, and may not even know it. Senior Services of Will County and Second Place Church has partnered to increase the reach and strive to improve the quality of life for this older adult population.
The Learning My Options Senior Health & Wellness Checks will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Monee, IL 60449 at Second Place Church, 6370 W. Emerald Parkway, Monee, Illinois from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This health screening event is in partnership with many service providers that give older adults exposure to a variety of resources available to them along with lunch and raffle prizes. Barry Kolanowski, Executive Director states that “Programs like this motivates seniors to leave their residences and engage with others which lessen isolation, create friendships and promote an independent healthy life.”
More than 80,000 adults ages 60 and over live in Will County, according to local government estimates. Wellness screenings can provide key preventive health measures and can monitor current health issues. According to the National Council on Aging, about 80 percent of older adults live with at least one chronic disease, while 77 percent live with at least two. There are four chronic diseases that cause two-thirds of death each year-heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
Learning My Options: Senior Health & Wellness Checks
Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Second Place Church, 6370 W. Emerald Pkwy., Monee, Illinois
To RSVP for lunch or pre-register for the event, or if you have any further questions, please call (815) 723-9713.
ABOUT SENIOR SERVICES OF WILL COUNTY
For over fifty years, Senior Services of Will County has been connecting resources, information, services and programs with those 60 years of age and over to keep them safe, healthy and independent. For more information about Senior Services, please feel free to call the main office at 815-723-9713 or visit the website at www.willcountyseniors.org.
For more information about Second Place Church, please feel free to call the main office at 708-587-0033 or visit the website at www.secondplacechurch.com.