Health and Resource Fair for Low-Income Seniors in North Omaha
50 and Better event will take place on Tuesday, April 19
Catholic Charities and The Heart Ministry Center will be hosting the 50 and Better Health and Resource Fair on Tuesday, April 19. The event is just for senior citizens and focuses on creating happiness and quality of life one resource at a time. Seniors will have the opportunity to meet with local programs and organizations specializing in health and wellness as well as receive a free lunch and enjoy music provided by the North High School jazz band. Blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, diabetes checks, and oximetry (oxygen) readings and more will be provided.
“Many low-income seniors do not have easy access to important health and community resources,” said Carrie Walter, Catholic Charities Program Director. “The 50 and Better Health and Resource Fair will bring community resources to seniors, giving seniors the opportunity to connect with needed programs and organizations.”
WHEN: Friday, from 11 am – 1:30 pm
WHERE: Christ Child North 2111 Emmet Street
COST: 50 and Better is free and open to the public. Lunch and entertainment will also be provided
Organizations attending include: A'dore Your Bodi, Aetna Better Health of Nebraska, Big Gardens, Bridge to Better Living Consultants, Brush Up Nebraska, Creighton School of Pharmacy, DHHS – Medicaid Assistance , Donate Life Team (Neb Medicine), ENOA, Fire Department, Helping Hands, Home Instead Senior Care, Immanuel Pathways, Med Center Eco System Study, Medicare Plan Options, MUD, Nebraska Medicine Diabetes Center, Nebraska Medicine Stroke Center, North High Jazz Band, North Omaha Area Health (NOAH), Omaha Police Department, SNAP Assistance, State Farm Insurance, Ted E Bear Hollow, Walnut Grove Retirement Community, YMCA of Greater Omaha
About Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities ministers to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community. People affected by domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, unplanned pregnancy and other emergency situations can find sanctuary in times of overwhelming hardship, while opening doors for promising futures. Catholic Charities has a rich tradition of serving and advocating for more than 100,000 voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten individuals and families annually throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha. For more information on Catholic Charities, visit www.ccomaha.org.
About Heart Ministry Center
The Heart Ministry Center provides food, clothing, healthcare, social work and case management service, education classes, job training/self-sufficiency programs and a way forward to people severely affected by poverty in the Omaha area. Each year the Heart Ministry Center provides acts of assistance for more than 75,000 people. For more information, please visit www.heartministrycenter.org.
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