Senior Health Fair provides opportunity to ask questions about senior care

MARQUETTE —¬†Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday with their annual Senior Health Fair.

From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., residents at Brookridge Heights and the public were able to talk with organizations that specialize in senior care, from in-home health care to insurance. This year’s fair saw more vendors than last year, and the addition of a Tai Chi class.

Year after year, the fair provides a one-stop shop for the community to have all of their senior care questions answered.

“We, as a rule, are procrastinators, and we like to hold off on trying to find out difficult questions. Difficult questions about care that needs to be done,” said Neal Crothers, the executive director of Brookridge Heights. “Individuals can come and ask these questions and get them answered all at one time.”

Attendees could also have their blood pressure checked, talk to a podiatrist or receive a quick massage.

Crothers said the Senior Health Fair also provides a great opportunity for people to socialize and network.