Senior Health Fair, Wednesday September 20th

August 15, 2017
by Drew Jones

City of Rockwall in partnership with Senior Services Alliance(SSA) will be bringing you the 2017 Senior Health Fair just over a month away.

This FREE event will be from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. at The Center(108 E. Washington, Rockwall) and will include:

  • Educational opportunities & guest speakers
  • Health screenings
  • Health care related business & services
  • Free refreshments & door prizes

Each week City of Rockwall will post friendly reminders about the Senior Health fair along with a highlighted feature.  This week we will highlight our Blood Pressure Screening presented by Health Center of Helping Hands

Health Center of Helping Hands will be providing FREE Blood Pressure screenings throughout the event.  Below are reasons you should get your blood pressure tested:

“Blood pressure is one of the most important screenings because high blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it can’t be detected without being measured. High blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If your blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg, be sure to get it checked at least once every two years, starting at age 20. If your blood pressure is higher, your doctor may want to check it more often. High blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes and/or medication.”

American Heart Association

**Check out our social media pages at the beginning of each week to learn more about screenings and guest speakers for the event.**

Tell your family members, friends, and neighbors! We look forward to seeing y’all there!!

 

 

 

About

I have lived in the Midwest my entire life, but have lived most of it in Michigan. I attended Central Michigan University where I received my degree in Recreation. My wife and myself moved down here at the end of 2015 and love our new surroundings. I love sports and could talk about it all day. I am very active in Disc Golf and you can catch me out at Harry Myers Park Disc Golf Course.