Pritchard, Syverson Announce Annual DeKalb Senior Fair

State Representative Bob Pritchard and State Senator Dave Syverson are hosting a health fair for older residents and their care givers next week in partnership with the DeKalb County Family Service Agency. The annual event brings together over 70 vendors representing different state agencies, local businesses, and health service organizations for area seniors.

The event will be held on July 27th from 9am-noon at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road.

Rep. Pritchard urges area seniors to attend this year’s event to take advantage of the information and the various free health screenings available. “Bringing free health screenings directly to seniors is one way we hope to encourage overall health and wellness,” said Pritchard.

This year’s free health screenings will include hearing tests, and blood pressure. There will also be a special presentation on veteran’s benefits from the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and a fire safety demonstration.

“I am looking forward to visiting with individuals and providers about their health and care needs plus facilitating the sharing of the tools they need to continue leading healthy lives,” said Senator Syverson. “This event conveniently combines various state and health services to help seniors improve every aspect of their lives.”

Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Voluntary Action Center, and all attendees will have the opportunity to win special door prizes. For questions about the upcoming event, contact Rep. Pritchard’s district office at (815) 748-3494.

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