Do you remember when flu shots came in groups of ten? Day after day my mom would drag us kicking and screaming, mentally if not externally, to the local clinic for yet another in the series of ten injections. I realize she was doing it for our good, but back then it seemed a traumatic ordeal.
What a difference between the early beginnings of preventive flu shots and today’s single inoculation, so simple and easy. Now I voluntarily take myself in for an annual injection.
At tomorrow’s 2013 Senior Expo, CVS will be administering flu shots from 9 a.m. to noon. The injections will be free for Medicare card holders, and will cost about $32 for those without cards.
This year’s free health fair is being brought to you through the generosity of our Title Sponsor, Renew Home Health, and of our Bronze Sponsors, Abbi Home Care, Arbor House Weatherford, Bethany HomeHealth Services, IntegraCare HomeHealth & Hospice, Palo Pinto Nursing & Rehab, and Physical Therapy Dynamics. We appreciate the support that enables us to serve our senior adult community.
And speaking of generous support, breakfast and lunch are being provided for the Expo seniors by Walmart, Mesquite Pit and Chick-fil-a of Weatherford.
We will serve breakfast at the Mineral Wells Senior Center from 8-9 a.m., and Expo attendees can come and go between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for lunch.
Although meals will be served at the senior center, all other events of the day will take place across the street at First Baptist Church, 100 S.W. 4th Ave.
After registering, senior adult participants may browse the exhibits set up in the church gym, take advantage of free health screenings that include vision and hearing checks and a variety of blood tests, or attend one of the informative workshops on topics that range from Medicare and elder law issues to how to prevent joint injury and falls.