Older Americans Month 2012

April 26, 2012


Older Americans Month 2012

Never Too Old to Play!

May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our community.  Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the annual commemoration of Older Americans Month - a proud tradition that shows our nation's commitment to celebrating the contributions and achievements of older Americans.

The theme for Older Americans Month 2012 - Never Too Old to Play! - puts a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom and understanding and passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways.  This year's celebrations will recognize the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social & faith groups, service organizations & other activities.


To honor our local Senior Citizens, the Martinsville Senior Center in conjunction with Henry County Parks & Recreation, Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Homes, Roselawn Funeral Home, River Community Bank, Team Nurse & PrivaCare will hold their Annual Senior Citizens Health Fair & Craft Show on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 8a.m. until 12noon at Laurel Park's Lancer Hall.


Local human service agencies and businesses will have displays regarding their services and representatives will be on site to answer questions.  Seniors may take advantage of the following health screenings:






Business Health Services of Memorial Hospital will offer the above screenings from 8a.m. - 11a.m.  For best results please remember to fast after midnight the night before the screenings.  You may take all medications normally taken every day, (such as blood pressure medicine) before screening.

Seniors may take advantage of the following NO CHARGE screenings:

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING ...Team Nurse and Amedisys Home Health Care                                                                                                                             

DEPRESSION SCREENING............Piedmont Community Services                                                                                                                           

ORAL CANCER SCREENING ........Dr. Craig B. Dietrich, D.M.D.

HEARING SCREENING ................Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, Inc.                                                                                                                     

VISION SCREENING ...................Wal-Mart Vision Center


MASSAGE  THERAPY..................Dance of Life -Therapeutic Body Work Center

                                                                & Massage by Heather-   "Beauty for You"

OXYGEN SATURATION TEST.....CPNS Dept. of Memorial Hospital of M/HC

MEET AND GREET -Dr. Howard Brown, Orthopedic Physician, Memorial Hospital of M/HC at the office of the Bone & Joint Center

Local artists and craftsmen will be selling and demonstrating their wares.  Kelly Ratcliff will emcee the event and door prizes will be given away.  A light breakfast will be provided and lunch will be served from 12noon until 12:30p.m.  For further information concerning the 2012 Health Fair and Craft Show, call the Martinsville Senior Center at 403-5260 or Henry County Parks & Recreation at 634-4644.