The Rockdale and Newton Citizen newspapers recently presented the first annual Generations Expo: 50+ Boomers & Seniors, an event which offered free health screenings and educational seminars for boomers and seniors, as well as family, friends, caregivers, those with disabilities and others interested in the issues facing today’s older citizens. The free event was held at Springfield Baptist Church on Saturday.
Participants at the Expo took advantage of blood pressure screenings; diabetic hearing screenings; colon cancer screening kits; spine, postural and health assessments; skin checks; hearing checks; and balance/functional movement assessments.
In addition to screenings, the event offered seminars on health, wellness and living. A sampling of the seminars included “Fit for Life — Being Active is Your Health’s Best Friend”; “Achieving Better Health Naturally”; “Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline”; “Common Myths of Hospice” and “Planning for a Successful Retirement.”
Local exhibiting companies on hand provided information on community resources, healthcare, insurance, senior care, technology, financial planning and home improvement.
Dr. Veronica Garrett 0f New Beginnings Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare said that the Expo allowed her to meet many people in the community and to showcase the services offered by her office.
“I enjoyed the day,” said Garrett.
The Citizen’s Expo was held in conjunction with WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital and Springfield Baptist Church, and coincided with Springfield Baptist Church’s annual Woods Stroke Awareness 5K Walk that took place on the campus grounds early in the morning.
Additional participants included: Covington Family Chiropractic; Connect Hearing; Walgreens; Georgia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers; BenchMark Physical Therapy; Hearing Doctors of Georgia; ICI Financial Services; Sheridan and Associates Insurance Agency; Pruitt Health Hospice; Belanger Chiropractic at Conyers Wellness Center; and Retirement and Wealth Strategies.