Village Health Fair held in Palmerton
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Mike and Donna Krill of Easton receive tips from Chuck Thomas, president of Health Solutions. The vendor was among the many on hand during the annual Health Fair at the Village at Palmerton on Thursday.
Of mind, body and spirit.
It isn't every day that senior citizens are afforded the opportunity to monitor their physical, mental and social well-being
That they were able to receive health tips - free of charge - was an added bonus for seniors who attended the annual Health Fair at the Village at Palmerton on Thursday.
Seniors - some with their caregivers - flocked to the Health Fair to check out the 25 vendors that were at their disposal, according to Norma Kunkel, director of marketing and admissions.
"We've had a pretty good turnout," Kunkle said. "They seem to be enjoying themselves."
Kunkle said sugar checks, nutrition services, sleep lab screenings, blood pressure screenings, home care and nursing and pre-planning funeral were among the services offered to visitors.
"I think it's a great benefit for them to be able to come to one location to see these resources that are available in the area," she said. "It's beneficial for me as well, being new to the area, to meet new people."
Mike and Donna Krill of Easton were busy as they checked out equipment at the Home Solutions vendor.
"We're looking for things for my aunt to help her," Mike Krill said. "We're also looking at different things for our health as well."
Henry Desrosiers, director of Veterans Affairs for Carbon County, said the mission of the Health Fair was to teach "outreach."
"It's to get the word out to the seniors who live in the county that services are out there for them," Desrosiers said. "We're advising veterans and their families about the veterans benefits they're entitled to."
The Village at Palmerton is an assisted and independent living facility that provides individualized personal care services that address the physical, social, and spiritual needs of each resident.