Council on Aging Holds Successful Senior Health Fair

April 2, 2014
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Buster Danna, 100-years-old, having his blood pressure taken by Dr. Meera Sunder.

Buster Danna, 100-years-old, having his blood pressure taken
by Dr. Meera Sunder.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Council on Aging recently hosted over 300 seniors at its annual Health Fair at The Connolly Center this past Wednesday.

Over 50 organizations participated this year including; The Everett Health Department, Whole Foods, The FDA, Mystic Valley Elder Services, The Mass Commission for the Blind, and many more.

Attendees had the opportunity to visit each organization and receive information, and also had the chance to win numerous raffle prizes offered by the different organizations.

In addition, the Cambridge Health Alliance performed blood screenings and wellness checks, and exercise instructors from the Connolly Center discussed the benefits of exercise and what their classes have to offer.

“The senior health fair continues to be one of the most important events for our senior community,” states Mayor DeMaria, “It is an opportunity to provide proven methods and activities to keep healthy and strong.  We are so fortunate to have a senior community that are both upbeat and active and we need to continue to make available to them all the best resources possible.”