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8/10/2019 8:16:00 AM
Senior day at the State Fair is Monday
Admission is free for visitors 60 years of age and older

SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, August 12, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) will host a variety of activities for seniors, their families and friends during Senior Day at the Illinois State Fair. Events hosted by IDoA will be held in the air-conditioned Illinois Building located near the fairground's main gate. Fairgoers 60 years of age and older will be admitted to the fair for free.

"The Fair is a blend of tradition and innovation that never grows old. It's both educational and entertaining, drawing folks from farms, small towns, suburbs and cities. From the carnival rides to the livestock competitions, it's where all Illinoisans come together for 10 days and provides the state with a tremendous opportunity to showcase itself," said Paula Basta, Director of IDoA. "The Fair is a time to celebrate our agricultural traditions, the uniqueness of our state, and today to celebrate seniors! I would like to highlight our partner agencies that are keeping everyone engaged today while offering valuable information about programs and services for older adults and their families."

SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019:

10:30 a.m.: Welcome & Introduction by IDoA Director Paula Basta

- Announcement of the Elder Abuse Task Force

11:00 a.m.: The "NOT SO Newlywed Game" - sponsored by Central Illinois Senior Celebration

- Participants are couples 50 years of age or older

- Cash prizes awarded for 1st Place - $100.00 and 2nd Place - $50.00

- ***Pre-register by 10:45 a.m. in the Illinois Building, or call (217) 782-0004***

1:00 p.m.: 2019 Illinois Senior Brain Game - sponsored by Assoc. of Ill. Senior Centers & Humana

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Free health screenings, information, exhibitors, prizes and entertainment in the open exhibit area. Includes: 24 different health organizations that will be on site in the Illinois Building to provide all different types of health screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, memory assessments, stroke risk facts and warning sign assessments, HIV, hearing, vision, dental and others.





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