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Healthy Senior Expos planned for area later this month

The Porcupine Health Unit is offering a series of health fairs for seniors this fall, in communities right across the region.

Public health nurse Natalie Vachon-Ukrainetz says it’s a good opportunity for seniors to learn about available health and wellness services..

“Seniors don’t always know what services are available to them,” she notes. “So it’s kind of a way to get them out and about and to see what services they can access.”

The information is provided by guest speakers and at booths.

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Kapuskasing’s Health Fair takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Centre De Loisirs from noon to 4 pm. There is one planned for Smooth Rock Falls on the same day from 1 to 4 pm at its community center. Hearst will have their own fair on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 1 – 4 pm at the Arts Council office.

“The booths consist of health professionals” she says, “so there’s like a dietitian, maybe a pharmacist, public health nurses.  We are also providing the flu vaccine to anybody who’s 65 years of age and over.”

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