Health, safety fair planned for Sept. 13

Published 11:40 am Friday, September 9, 2022

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By Angela Cutrer
Elizabethton Star
The Seniors for Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Council will hold its 12th Health/Safety Fair Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Elizabethton Senior Center.
The fair is a way for senior citizens in the region to receive resources they may not have had access to before and to introduce services they are unaware of, said SALT President Karen Mansfield.
“This is our largest fair with 40-plus booths with free helpful information,” she said. “Ballad Health nurses will provide health information, the FBI will talk about identity theft, Walgreens will provide flu shots, [there will be information on drug prevention] as well as a massage therapist, just to name a few of the booths.”
The SALT Council meets at 12:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Elizabethton Senior Center. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Its mission is to develop solutions to problems faced by an aging population in Carter County. The SALT Council has other councils in neighboring counties and in other states.
“The health fair is a way to bring the resources to our seniors,” said Brittany Shell, executive director of the Elizabethton Senior Center. “Individuals who are 60 and over make up 25 percent of the Carter County community, so our mission to provide access to resources, and services is a pretty crucial one.
“The fair will have a wide array of services and programs specifically directed towards senior citizens.”
For more information about the fair, contact Elizabethton Senior Center at 423-543-4362.

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