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Douglasville, GA - In observance of National Senior Center Month and National Fall Prevention Week, Douglas County Senior Services will be hosting "Falling into Healthy Habits: A Health and Wellness Fair" on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deer Lick Park. The park is located at 2105 Mack Road, Douglasville, Georgia 30135.
The purpose of this event is to provide a platform of resources and specialists who are able to address the needs of older adults in an effort to help the senior citizens of Douglas County to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible. Its focus is to also provide valuable, life-saving information to caregivers of older adults in our county.
There will be a variety of helping agencies on-site at the event. In fact, 32 agencies have already confirmed their attendance. These agencies will be conducting cooking demonstrations, interactive dance, aerobic presentations, free eye exams and hearing screenings.
"With the month of September being National Senior Center Month, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase the Douglas County Senior Center, its services and promote a positive image of aging for the community," Douglas County Senior Services Director Konswella Gilchrist said. "This is the first event of this type sponsored by Douglas County Senior Services and we look forward to working with our community partners in an effort to help all older adults in Douglas County."
"National Fall Prevention Week runs September 22nd through September 28th and for Douglas County to host this health and wellness fair raises great awareness to this critical issue," Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chairman of the BOC said. Among older adults statistics show that falls are the leading cause of intentional injuries, injury deaths, and hospital admissions. It has the potential to take a serious toll on the quality of life and independence from a senior citizen. The information and resources available at the health and wellness fair can assist with a prevention plan to ensure the caregiver and older adult live healthy and satisfying lives.