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June 3, 2014 > Four Seasons is back to promote health and wellness

Four Seasons is back to promote health and wellness

Submitted By John Hsieh

According to the World Health Organization, the main health burdens for older people are from non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and diabetes. Although these diseases are often hard to combat, that does not mean that we cannot do anything to prevent or at least control it.

On Friday, June 6, Four Seasons of Health Expo will once again ensue at the Fremont Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. People ages 50 and over, as well as U.S. Veterans, will have a chance to get involved with health and wellness activities including health screenings - such as bone density, blood sugar, blood pressure, ear wax checks, and eye exams - free minor dental services by Agape Dental, and private consultations regarding medication concerns.
This is a great opportunity for participants to meet over 100 vendors from public and non-profit organizations and private businesses who serve seniors.

Our goal is to provide a quality event where people 50 [and over], veterans, their families, and caregivers can learn about what services are offered in the Tri-City area, how to access and utilize those services, while offering a fun and entertaining experience, according to Raymond Grimm, project coordinator for Pathways to Positive Aging.

BART, AC Transit, AC Paratransit and local paratransit services will be present to provide transportation services and to distribute Senior Clipper Cards to those 65 and older with proof of documentation. Individuals under the age of 65 with a qualifying disability may apply for the RTC Clipper Care as well. Veterans will also have an opportunity to register for benefits with the help of the Veterans Association.

Other events include Tai Chi for Arthritis, Fall Prevention Exercises, and Zumba Gold. There will also be performances by Wadaiko Taiko Drum team and Dave Mandell and the SweetHarps Harmonica Band, as well as an MIA/POW D-Day remembrance ceremony.

The Fremont Senior Center will be offering breakfast for $4 for members or $5 for non-members and a chicken barbecue lunch for $6 for members and $8 for non-members. A vegetarian lunch alternative is available.Ê People may purchase the barbecue lunch before the Expo date by contacting the Senior Center at (510) 790-6600.

Due to the popularity of this event, it is best to take public transportation to the event, or park at the Waterpark parking lot and then take the complimentary van to the expo.

The event is not limited to our beloved seniors. Families and caregivers are more than welcome to attend as well. Education is key to living a healthy life; thus, attending these events will definitely be beneficial. Do not ignore the signs and consult the experts at the Four Seasons of Health Expo.

Four Seasons of Health Expo
Friday, June 6
9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
(510) 574 Ð 2063
www.tceconline.org
Free

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