A Healthy Aging Summit will offer free health screenings, awareness, intervention and information on multiple diseases and concerns for older adults (age 50 or older) and their caregivers. The Summit will include more than 70 interactive exhibits that address a variety of issues geared toward senior health and well-being, care giving, memory loss, dementia, long-term care options, senior retirement centers, elder abuse, financial abuse, medication management and Medicare assistance. The Summit will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 500 will receive a fresh bag of fruits and vegetables. The Summit will be staged at the Modesto Centre Plaza on the corner of 10th and K streets downtown. Free shuttles will be available. For event information, call (209) 525-4670.
The Healthy Aging Association is currently looking for responsible individuals who would like to make a difference in the lives of older adults. Volunteer openings range from one-day events, once monthly or once/twice weekly. The opportunities vary from helping at a health fair to teaching chair exercise/balance classes to older adults. Free training is available for the committed volunteer. To hear more on how you can make a difference with older adults, attend a Volunteer Orientation on Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. to learn about the different opportunities. Call (209) 525-4670 or email Healthy.Aging2000@gmail.com for the location and to reserve your space. For more information on the Healthy Aging Association, visit the website at www.HealthyAgingAssociation.org.