On Friday November 8,
2013, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Skokie Commission on Family Services will host
the Boomers & Beyond Community
Resource Fair at Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie.
The Boomers & Beyond Community Resource Fair will showcase an exhibit area to feature more than 40 vendors. Free wellness screenings, presentations, raffle prizes, refreshments and numerous giveaways will be available throughout the morning. Attendees will receive helpful information and expert advice about local resources, community-based programs, volunteer opportunities, fitness and nutrition, legal assistance, financial products, social and cultural activities, lifelong education, senior housing, assistive devices, technology and more
A technology center with tablets and tech consultants will be present to answer questions people have about their cell phones or tablet-type devices. Attendees may bring their own devices to the event for brief hands-on tutorials.
Skokie Public Health Nurse, Claudia Braden will present, “Emergency Preparedness: Are YOU Ready?” Claudia will share why Individuals and families should have a plan to protect themselves for 3 days during an emergency. This is easy to do and can make a difference during a community emergency.
November marks the season for open enrollment for Medicare Part D, and Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) advisors will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance about individual prescription medication needs.
Attend the Boomers & Beyond Community Resource Fair for this free event. All are welcome, whether a resident of Skokie or a neighboring community, a senior, a “boomer” or a family member caring for a loved one.
For more information about Boomers & Beyond Community Resource Fair, please contact the Skokie Human Services Office at 847-933-8208.