Life Care Center of Hilo held another successful health fair on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Hundreds of seniors, caretakers, and interested community members attended. Free health checks, physician presentations, and dozens of service providers highlighted the fair. There were also activity demonstrations every half hour.
Community First volunteers were able to speak with many attendees about advance care planning and the Blue Zones Project in East Hawaii. Did you know that one of the activities on the Blue Zones Pledge checklist is "Have a conversation about getting older"? By partnering with Blue Zones, we will all be able to reach more of our community.
We also had meaningful conversations with representatives from the Hawaii Island HIV/Aids Foundation, a local Women's Group, UH Hilo School of Nursing, Hawaii Community College Nursing Program, and Ohana Health.
Mahalo to Chris Ridley, Social Services Director, Life Care Center of Hilo, for allowing Community First to participate.