Press Release

Senior Health & Resource Fair

10/29/2015

Sims to Host Senior Health & Resource Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elgie Sims Jr., D-Chicago, is inviting residents to a Senior Health and Resource Fair on Thursday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tuley Park Fieldhouse, 501 east 90th Place in Chicago to continue his effort to increase the health of senior residents.

“Too many residents in our communities do not have access
to the quality healthcare they deserve, ...” Sims said. This event will include the services and resources many seniors need and have limited access too, including the CEDA weatherization program. CEDA representatives will be available taking application and explaining the weatherization process and guidelines. Additionally, the Cook County Assessor's office will have a table set up to help qualify for tax exemptions and senior freezes.


Sims is co-hosting the event with state Sen. Donne Trotter. The event will feature free wellness services including breast cancer and mental health information,
screenings for HIV and high-blood-pressure, and free flu shots. Additional confirmed vendors include...

Senior Health & Resource Fair Vendors
Atlas Senior Center
Bethlehem Star
Chicago Lead Program
Community Care Alliance
Cook County (Provident)
Cook County Tax Assessor
Citizens Utility Board
Fire Department
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs
Laynie Foundation
LifeLine
Medulla
Metro Breast Cancer
Next Level Partners
Roseland Hospital
RTA
Sec of State (Organ & Tissue Donor)
Silver Hair Congress
State's Treasurer Office
Uber
Walgreens (Free Flu Shots)
Well Care

“The health and wellness of my constituents is a major priority, and I hope community members join me for this event to provide the resources so many desperately need.

This event is free and open to the public. In addition to services outlined above, lunch will be provided. For questions about this event, please contact Sims’ full-time constituent service office at 773-783-8800.



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