Senior Fair keeps people informed, healthy

Sisters-in-law Peg Richardson and Barb King talk to a healthcare provider and the 2016 Greater Lafayette Senior Fair.
Sisters-in-law Peg Richardson and Barb King talk to a healthcare provider and the 2016 Greater Lafayette Senior Fair.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Area seniors are getting the chance to meet with dozens of service providers all in one place on Wednesday.

It’s the 17th Senior Fair at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Booths are set up to help people get everything from hearing tests to estate planning advice. There was also a raffle, door prizes and live music.

Peg Richardson said this is one-stop shopping for people who don’t like to run all over town.

“It’s great for them to be able to come and take their time, have the opportunity to talk someone that will be able to offer them something they’ve been looking for,” Richardson said. “Maybe, they don’t get out enough to find these places and this is a great place for that connection.”

Barb King said the fair encourages staying healthy and staying fit.

“I come because, like I said, there’s a lot of information here. I get my blood work tested, I get my blood pressure tested, [and] I get my hearing tested,” King said. “Plus, they have good things for giveaways.”

Flu shots were available from a local pharmacy just in time for winter. A yoga studio was also there to get the blood pumping.