By Jay Lickus, Benevilla public relations coordinator
Benevilla will host its second annual CARES Program Health Resource Fair in April.
The event is scheduled 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at the Benevilla manin campus, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise.
The fair will include health care resources; wellness screenings; blood pressure checks; entertainment from the Tremble Clefs, a local choral group that works with people afflicted by Parkinson’s disease; interactive events; fresh produce and wares from Golo Family Organic Farms; and fitness class demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be coffee and drinks available from Simply Good Brew and food available from the House of Ribs food truck.
The resource fair provides family caregivers and those looking for help with their loved ones struggling with their independence at home with support, expert guidance and information to assist them with the challenges they may be facing.
The Benevilla CARES program consists of more than 20 local senior services providers Benevilla formed partnerships with. They are vetted, are ethical and are leaders in their professional community.
The advice and resources of the health resource fair exhibitors range from senior living options and placement to Hospice and home care choices, elder law, veteran’s benefits, ALTCS, real estate, geriatric care management, fiduciary services, estate planning and supervision, and more.
There will also be Benevilla programs information available, highlighting the Life Enrichment Adult Day programs, free support groups, free home services and our free Community Assistance, Resources, Education and Support resource department. The new Benevilla Benefitness Adaptive Gym, which launched last July, will be open with live fitness class demonstrations and Rock Steady Boxing classes.
“Benevilla is excited to have so many local senior services experts in one place at one time to support our aging population in the northwest valley,” said Benevilla President and CEO Joanne Thomson. “Today, 30-60% of caregivers pass from illnesses-related to caregiver stress before the person they are caring for. That’s why getting family caregivers this type of specialized support and information are crucial for our aging communities and their families.”
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