Scottsdale Arizona


HEALTH SCREENING FRIDAY AIMS TO REDUCE FALLS BY SENIORS by azhttp

Scottsdale senior citizens are invited to free health screening from noon to3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 N. ViaLinda. The screening is part of the “2 Fit 2 Fall” campaign to reduce falls

and injuries among the elderly.

 The screening includes hearing, vision, fall risk and blood pressure checks.Speakers also will give 10-minute presentations on medication interactions,body mechanics, nutrition, in-home safety, foot care, proper footwear and

how to decrease fall risk through good balance.

 The 2 Fit 2 Fall campaign is a collaborative effort by the Scottsdale FireDepartment, the Scottsdale senior centers and Scottsdale Healthcare toeducate seniors on the steps they can take at home and in their personal

lives to reduce their risk of falling.

 As part of the effort, the Scottsdale Fire Department is launching Home SafeHome, a program where trained volunteers visit seniors’ homes to conductvisual inspections and educate homeowners on fall hazards. If homemodifications are needed, SFD can refer the resident to nonprofit

organizations.

 For more information, call Fire Department Public Information Officer PattyJo Angelini at (480) 312-1815.

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Senior Day at Maricopa County Fair is Wednesday April 11th 2007 by quotes

Maricopa County Fair Offers Free Day for Seniors on Wednesday April 11th 2007

Maricopa County Fair – County Fair Offers Free Day for Senior Citizens

PHOENIX, AZ – A free day to play for everyone 55 and over! That is what the 2007 Maricopa County Fair is offering seniors this year. Opening day of the fair, Wednesday April 11, has been officially designated as Seniors Day. Admission will be free to visiting seniors.

A day full of fun to help celebrate “It’s Showtime” is in store for all visitors. Lots of great entertainment is scheduled. Daily shows by Skip Banks the Balloon Man, Madame Zelda’s Puppet Circus, Terrell & Takako – Jugglers Extraordinaire and Doggies of the Wild West are just some of the lineup.

Two stages will be filled with dancers, school bands, local musicians and other community acts. “We are currently booking barbershop quartets, sweet Adelines, square dance groups and other specialty acts,” says Carolyn Siebrand-White, Seniors Day Coordinator. “We are thrilled to offer the fair to seniors for free.”

As a special treat, everyone 55 and over will receive a free carousel ride from 10am to 2pm. “Thanks to Butler Amusements, the fair is able to offer Seniors carousel rides at no charge. Come on out and enjoy the fair, the food, the entertainment, the exhibits and even the carnival,” says Michael Searle, Executive Director.

Senior Citizen Centers are encouraged to bring busloads of residents and participants.

Great shopping, wonderful fair food, livestock shows, the county’s best on exhibit and thrilling carnival rides will all be part of your visit to the fair. Discount carnival tickets are on sale now at your local

Food
City . Save 20% by purchasing in advance! Extreme Sports Spectacular tickets are also on sale. Save money and time (and no lines) by purchasing all your advance tickets on line.

Don’t miss the 2007 Maricopa County Fair, April 11th through April 15th. For more information check the website, http://www.maricopacountyfair.org/ or call the fair office at 602-252-0717.

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