Daisy Morris Nutrition Center holds Health Fair

Saturday, August 12, 2017

It was a day of health and wellness for those who attended the Daisy Morris Nutrition Center's Health Fair in Campbell on Friday.

The center welcomed many groups and organizations who were on hand to answer questions and deliver as much information as possible about what their company or organization represented and how they could assist the seniors or their family members.

Booths were set up around the outside walls of the nutrition center, where seniors could obtain information on services rendered or provided by: Genesis Home Care, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), Aging Matters and Grace Reliant Health Services.

DMNC Mod Wood – Modern Woodmen coordinators Janet and Steve Kuper, pose for a photo with Lorraine Heiser, center, as the three get ready to call BINGO for the Seniors at the Daisy Morris Nutrition Center Health Fair in Campbell on Friday. The Kuper’s attend on the second Friday of each month to call BINGO, as part of the Modern Woodmen’s Social Activity for a Senior Group. Heiser is the Information Reassurance Officer for Daisy Morris Nutrition Center.
Photo by Trina Bell, staff

In addition to these services and organizations, members with the local Modern Woodmen Chapter were present for their monthly senior social activity, which was calling out BINGO for the guests and visitors Friday.

In addition to being on hand to answer questions about how each of their company's can assist seniors in their daily lives, some, like the VNA booth, worked hands on.

While listening to many seniors inquiring about different things, Christy Craft, with VNA Hospice was working more hands-on. Craft was explaining blood pressure results to Mr. Porter Stevens, after taking his blood pressure and pulse oxygen levels.

Tina Wilson with Grace Reliant spent several minutes speaking with Carolyn Lemings of Dexter, about how many people do not understand what is covered or can be covered by Missouri Medicare. “Had I known these options were available when my parents were sick, it would have helped greatly,” Wilson explained to Lemings. “That is why I wanted to get involved and become an advocate, in order to help others who may be in need of our type of assistance,” she added.

Lorraine Heiser, the Information Reassurance Officer with Daisy Morris Nutrition Center said she was pleased to see so many turn out for the Health Fair. “It's important for seniors to stay on top of things, especially when it comes to our health,” she said. “So for us to be able to host a health fair here at DMNC, makes it an all-in-one stop, which is convenient and everyone appreciates convenience,” she added.

Heiser said the center is in need of a few additional volunteers. Anyone who may be interested can stop by during regular hours of operation and leave their information.

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