Stilly Senior Center looking for feedback on health, wellness fair

ARLINGTON The Stillaguamish Senior Centers first Senior Health and Wellness Fair in a number of years isnt until Sept. 12, but because theyre still looking for prospective booths, they want to get the word out early.
Were hoping to make this an annual event, said Krystyna Simm, of the Stillaguamish Senior Centers Family Caregiver Support Program. Wed like feedback, and if those in the community think they have something to offer, we want to hear about it.
While the fair is soliciting potential participants, its also aiming to provide a variety of healthy lifestyle choices and resources for its senior attendees.
Wed encourage any age of seniors to attend, from baby boomers to older generations, Simm said. Were catering to a broad range, to try and maintain wellness at any age.
Tables at the fair will include senior information and assistance, senior advisors, depression screenings, nutrition programs and pharmacy information. Yoga, tai chi, exercise and massages will be demonstrated, while representatives from Grandview Village, the Family Caregiver Support Program, Group Health, Cascade Valley Hospital, TOPS and the Arlington Police Department will have tables as well.
The police will be talking about safety, and TOPS is a weight-loss group, Simm said. Cascade Valley will be there to talk about Lifeline, which is the thing seniors can wear around their wrists or neck, to push and call 9-1-1.
Seminars at the fair will include information on drug interactions, advice on medication-free pain management and a talk on the symptoms of depression, as well as the services available to deal with it. The Arlington Police and Fire Departments will be giving seminars as well, as will Providence Hospice.
Simm asked those interested in learning more or contributing to contact her at 360-653-4551 ext. 241.

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