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Seniors invited to ‘freebie’ fair

September 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s slated to be an “extremely beneficial” fair for seniors.

The Whitley County Council on Aging’s Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City.

Jackie Hake, the center’s director, said the fair will feature 35 vendors and several free screenings and health services.

“We’ve labeled this as food, fun and freebies,” Hake said. “The fair is free. There are so many things for the seniors to take part in. They will also get a lot of free information and things to take home with them.”

Flu shots, bone density tests, fall-risk assessments and blood pressure tests are all available at the fair at no cost. The event is open to seniors throughout Whitley County and in surrounding counties as well.

“Anyone over the age of 50 will benefit from coming,” Hake said. “We’ll have a lot of great door prizes to give away. There’s a free lunch provided, and the seniors enjoy getting together to socialize.”

In its third year, the fair will expand to two buildings. Medical screenings and lunch will be provided in the Woodlands’ main building, while vendors will be set up in the council’s new bus barn.

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