FAIRFAX, Va. (7News) — Dozens of senior wellness groups gathered for a free health fair in Fairfax, Va.
The Virginian Senior Living Community hosted an event that offered free blood pressure screening, vision tests, diabetes education and Alzheimer’s awareness support.
Mental health was also a focus bringing together support groups for caregivers, resources for at-home help and lifelong learning courses for those 50 and older at George Mason University.
Whether you are planning to live with relatives in your golden years or move into a senior living building, experts said it is best to plan early.
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“We often see that people wait too long. So, by the time they call us, they need to move now. So, we recommend starting as early as your 60s because we want to help people make this transition when it’s right for them but also to be able to age in place and have all of the resources,” said Jenna Ballard, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Virginian.
This is the first event Virginian plans to host annually for the public.
If you missed the health fair, here is the list of participating organizations: