Senior Health and Wellness Day offers free health screenings and much more

Older adults and those interested in their care are invited to a free day of fun, food and health-related exhibits at the Senior Health and Wellness Day Wednesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Older adults from across Cabarrus County are encouraged to come to the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center to participate in free health screenings, learn about health care options and enjoy music, food and leisure activity demonstrations.
 

Senior Health and Wellness Day, presented by the Cabarrus County Department of Aging and CMC-NorthEast, allows older adults and caregivers to learn more about aging services and discover ways to be more active. The event focuses on cardiovascular health, medication management and wellness, and includes screenings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, hearing, and vision plus skin checks, bone density screenings and more.

New this year is a focus on support services to help caregivers better care for aging family members while also maintaining a balanced life. Plus, event-goers can participate in a blood drive and donate canned food to support area food pantries.

Event-goers also can enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the day and enjoy live music, food and dancing. Many exhibitors will be on hand to address such issues as active living, mental health, health insurance, financial planning and much more. Plus, participants can register for door prizes.

Senior Health and Wellness Day will be held March 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center located at the corner of Old Airport Road and N.C. Highway 49 in Concord. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call the Cabarrus County Department of Aging at 704-920-3484.