Senior resource fair, health screenings at St. Philip's

2013-03-14T00:00:00Z Senior resource fair, health screenings at St. Philip'sSubmitted by Sue Agnew Director Of Communications Arizona Daily Star

St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church will hold its fourth annual Family Caregiver and Senior Resource Fair from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the West Murphey Gallery.

The fair will include a range of resources and experts to address a variety of issues regarding elder care.

The information is geared not just for elders, but also for those who care for or about them, and even for those who expect to be an elder someday.

Free screenings for diabetes, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure and high cholesterol will be conducted by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. Although seniors and family caregivers are especially encouraged to have these free screenings done, everyone is welcome.

Pharmacists will also provide information on heart disease, smoking cessation and immunizations.

Pharmacy professionals will be available to answer questions about medications, and participants may bring their prescription bottles in a bag to the fair for a personal, one-to-one review. They may also bring a list of medications, which should include the name of the drug, dosage and number of times per day taken.

Additional participants include:

• ALOHA (the Adult Loss of Hearing Association), which will demonstrate looping technology used in large spaces.

• Representatives of Barnes & Noble, who will demonstrate the Nook electronic reader for people who may have trouble reading a page of text, showing them how magnification can allow them to read more easily.

The fair and health-care screenings are free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by St. Philip's Eldercare Ministry.

St. Philip's is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.

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