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4 - SENIOR Health Fair - September 26, 2018 205 Atlanta Street S.E. Gravette Open Mon-Fri 8-6 Sat 8-1 Drive-thru available Lindsey Watford, Pharm.D. 787-5966 www.BellaVistaCourtesyVan.com Helping People...Help Themselves Since 1992 Monday thru Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (479) 855-7663 to make an appointment (479) 855-5600 3 Highlands Crossing Dr Bella Vista, AR • www.brook eldseniors.com Welcome to a place where peace of mind thrives... Fall Senior Health Fair is a Vintage Affair By Suzanne Rhodes Special to The Weekly Vista "Through the Decades" is the theme of this year's Fall Senior Services Health Fair hosted by Village House Adult Day program in Bella Vista. Sponsors and vendors of the September 27 event "get to choose their favorite decade and deco- rate their table, dress up and have fun with it," said Sara Scott, Village House Executive Director. "We thought it's rele- vant to seniors who've experienced all the decades. They can pick their favorite decade and dress up too." The event will be from 9:00 - 1:00 at Riordan Hall, a health and wellness center in Bella Vista that's "been wonder- ful in giving us the space to utilize for these events for about 13 years," Sara said. About 70 vendors are signed up to give out helpful information for seniors. At the expo, seniors can get free- bies like hearing screenings, flu shots and even haircuts. Lunch is also free— Nathan's hot dogs fresh off the grill and a bag of chips—donated by Concordia Retirement Community. Other vendors include chiropractic and vision clinics, elder law practices, Bella Vista Fire and EMS, the police department, various volunteer organizations and a booth from the attorney general's office. Another fun feature is an antique car donated by Simple Pleasures Event Center that will be providing shut- tle service from the parking lot to the expo. A couple of churches have agreed to bring their groups on buses. Sara welcomes "any assisted living groups or various neighborhoods or churches to put together a vanful of people and bring them out." Door prizes will also be given. "Almost every vendor is bringing a door prize," Sara said. "Attendees get a bingo card and are encouraged to visit all the booths. When they do, they get their spot marked and when they have a blackout, they enter their card for the door prize drawing." Around 500 guests are expected, the event's typi- cal count. The Platinum sponsor is Hull Derma- tology, the Gold sponsor is Teasley Drug and the Silver sponsors are House of Three, Village on the Park, Springwood Behav- ioral Health, Magnolia Place, Kindred at Home and Visiting Angels North- west Arkansas. V i l l a g e H o u s e , a nonprofit organization, is the only adult day program in Northwest Arkansas. "We have openings for new clients," Sara noted. "We're always look- ing for volunteers and monetary dona- tions. That's how our business survives. We're so appreciative of the community for supporting us for so long. This is our 30th anniversary year in Bella Vista." Seniors get to pick their favorite decade and dress up for fun

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