For seven years, there has been a local springtime Health Fair for persons age 55 and older. Now, it has a new name, the 50 Plus Health Fair, and will be held during a new afternoon and early evening time frame on Tuesday April 2, 2019 at The Roc of First Baptist Church, 115 Putman Street near downtown Sulphur Springs. The Health Fair will be held from 4:30 until 6:30 pm, and is absolutely free for persons age 50 and older.
According to Fred Lewis, Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church, the afternoon/evening hours were selected because a good number of Senior-age people are still working at jobs. And the age of 50 Plus was needed, because many middle-aged people are now caring for elderly parents, and making important decisions for these Seniors under their care. Thus, the Health Fair will offer valuable information for them, too. Anyone age 50 and older is encouraged to visit with the over 40 vendors who will dispense free screenings and information from their booths and tables. At each booth is a door prize of over $25 value, which you are encouraged to sign up for. The door prizes will be awarded at 6:30 pm. Also new this year is a Hot Dog Supper provided as a quick meal for busy Seniors who may be coming right from work during the dinner hour, 4:30 until 6:30 pm.