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Senior expo focuses on health, safety

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:52 a.m. CDT

SYCAMORE - The 2014 Senior Health & Safety Expo will be held at the office of Home Bound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road in Sycamore, from 1-5 p.m. Friday April 25.  

This free community and senior citizen safety-oriented event includes a blood drive for Heartland Blood Center. Free health screenings will also be available, including blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings from a registered nurse, as well as balance checks and fall risk assessments from a physical therapist.

Representatives from hospice, durable medical equipment, private duty home care, skilled home health care, and more will be on site to answer questions and provide information. A massage therapist will provide free chair massages to people who attend the event, and attendees will receive free tote bags and refreshments.  

Brian Cooper, Regional Social Worker for Home Bound Healthcare, will give an educational presentation at 2 p.m. on the topic of preventing scams against seniors.  

Home Bound Healthcare is a skilled home-health agency that provides intermittent nursing, rehabilitation and assistance with activities for daily living at no out-of-pocket expense to those who qualify. Home Bound Healthcare also provides telehealth services, Carelink medical alert services, and non-medical private duty services such as personal care, medication reminding, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, errand running, incidental transportation to appointments, and assistance.

For more information about the Senior Health & Safety Expo, or to find out about other services offered by Home Bound, call 815-895-9898.

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