House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senator John Curran to Host Annual Senior Health Fair

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) will be hosting their annual Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at:

CORE Fitness Center
16050 W. 127th Street
Lemont, Illinois

“We are bringing together more than 50 groups and agencies that provide valuable services for seniors, all under one roof,” said Leader Durkin. “I encourage all seniors and their families to stop by this free event to learn more about the services and information available to them.”

This event gives seniors the opportunity to access free healthcare screenings such as blood pressure, hearing, and skin cancer. Flu shots will be available at no charge for those with Medicare B coverage ($74.99 for those without Medicare B). Many additional services will also be provided, including free photo identification cards, prescription drug collection (pills should be in a plastic bag; no liquids/bottles or needles) and more. Seniors can also receive tips on how they can save money on energy bills and avoid Internet, phone, and mail scams. Eyeglasses and hearing aids will also be collected on site. Additionally, the State Treasurer’s I-CASH division will be in attendance to help connect seniors with unclaimed property, and a Rules of the Road class geared toward seniors will take place at 9:30 a.m.

“This event is always well-attended, and once again we will have several not-for-profit organizations, businesses and medical professionals on hand who focus on improving the lives of senior citizens,” said Curran. “With so much to offer at this year’s fair, I hope to see another large turnout.”

Participants include AAA Chicago, AdventHealth Bolingbrook, Age Options, Aging Care Connections, AL-ANON Family Group, Athletico, BrightStar Naperville, Catholic Charities of Joliet, Citizens Utility Board, Commonwealth Edison, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, DuPage County Health Department, DuPage County Regional office of Education, DuPage County Senior Services, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, DuPage County Veterans Assistance Commission, DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Finer Hearing, Gentle Cure, Harvestor Place, Healthy Inputs, Hearing Life, Home for Life Advantage, Humana, Illinois Department of Aging, Illinois Home Care Ombudsman, Illinois Retina Associates, Illinois Secretary of State Organ Donor, Illinois State Police, Juice Plus, Lemont Fire Protection District, Lemont Lions Club, Lemon Park District, Lemont Police Department, Lemont Public Library District, Lemont Township, Naperville Adult Day Services, Naperville Senior Center, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Northwestern Medicine, Oasis Senior Advisors, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Office of the Illinois Treasurer, Osco Drug, PACE, Pathlights, RTA, Senior Solutions, Silver Cross Hospital, Soarella, St. Croix Hospice, Synergy Homecare, Total Life Chiropractic, United Healthcare, and Wellspring Healthcare Services.

For more information about this event, please contact Leader Durkin’s office at (630) 325-2028 or Senator Curran’s office at (630) 914-5733.

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