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NHC to host Senior Resource Fair for aging residents

More than 40 vendors will be on site at the NHC Senior Resource Fair on May 17. (Courtesy NHC)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — More than 40 vendors will be set up May 17 offering information about their resources for seniors.

In celebration of Older Americans Month, established in 1963 and celebrated in May, the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center will host a Health and Resource Fair geared toward adults 55 and over. The free event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Road.

Attendees will be able to collect health-related information from a variety of sources within the county as well as from other local and state organizations. Also, there will be free health screenings, presentations, cooking and exercise demos, and chances to win raffle prizes.

“Healthy aging is a process that allows you to be engaged in your community, remain active, and continue to explore diverse experiences and services,” Senior Resource Center Director Amber Smith said in a press release. “There are no limitations on what someone can do as they age and that is what this event and celebratory month highlight for our residents. The Senior Resource Center is proud to offer our residents activities year-round that support healthy lifestyles for older adults.”

Older Americans Month acknowledges the contributions and achievements of adults, highlights important trends, and works to strengthen the national commitment to honoring older citizens. This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, encourages communities to offer opportunities, like the fair, highlighting a wide range of aging experiences and promoting the importance of enjoying independence and fulfillment on the aging path.

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