Senior Health Fair Helps Hundreds

FOL Senior Health Fair IMG1 (2)

The Friends' recent Senior Health Fair was an overwhelming success, with hundreds of senior citizens and their families in attendance to learn more about how to improve their health.

Held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, the fair was intended to draw attention to some of the health issues that plague communities and to offer helpful resources from a variety of vendors.

"Friends of the Library contribute to the holistic health of communities, not just educational and academic," noted Friends President Jacqueline Wallace, who is a registered nurse. "We want people to know that Friends care, and we want to introduce our seniors to better health practices and community agencies that specialize in these areas. Ultimately, we want to make seniors' older years their golden years!"

Dozens of agencies participated in the fair, helping to make it a success.

"We couldn't have done it without our vendors," Wallace said. "We certainly appreciate all they did to support and uplift this Friends event and the Memphis community."

For more information about other upcoming Friends of the Library programs and events, call 901-415-2840.