October 26th Health and Wellness Event a Great Idea for Chicagoland Caregivers

Calling all Chicagoland caregivers! Here’s a fantastic health and wellness event I suggest you check out. Not only will you gather some great information for yourself – it will make a fun outing for you and your loved one as well. Here are the details:

What: Be Well, Do Well 47th Ward Health and Wellness Fair

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Where: Sulzer Library, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Who: Anyone! You don’t have to be a resident of the 47th Ward to attend.

Cost: FREE (attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable non-food item such as toothpaste to donate to a local food pantry)

(c) City of Chicago

(c) City of Chicago

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find there:

  • Local health and wellness speakers providing talks every half hour
  • Free health screenings (e.g., diabetes, vision)
  • Free flu shots
  • Information about local non-profit agencies
  • Voter registration

I applaud the 47th Ward Senior Council and Forward Chicago for organizing this caregiver-friendly event. If you’re not familiar with Forward Chicago, check out my review of the organization here – it does a great job of engaging older adults in the community. The 47th Ward Public Service Office of Alderman Ameya Pawar, Chicago Department of Public Health, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, and health and wellness professional Randi Kant also receive kudos for their contributions.

Over 400 Chicagolanders attended last year’s event. If you’re a caregiver, I highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn and connect with others. For more information, see Forward Chicago’s announcement of the event.

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