Heart & Vascular

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On Tuesday, September 23, the Bell County Expo Center will be hosting the annual Senior Expo from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

This event aimed towards senior citizens, will have booths set up all over offering a variety of information about assisted living homes, retirement plans, vacation cruises, ways to get involved in the community, and much more.

One of the booths will be the Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute; they offer the complete spectrum of care for heart conditions from routine cardiology exams, to complex heart surgeries. At the booth they will have representatives offering free blood pressure checks, as well as information on Cardiovascular Disease, healthy eating, proper exercise, controlling blood pressure, and anything else visitors may have to ask.

“It’s important for all members of the community, including seniors, to be familiar with the healthcare offerings in their local communities. Community events such as the Senior Expo give local facilities the opportunity to share information, meet and greet residents and share knowledge about what they have to offer in the community. For many seniors, healthcare becomes a focal issue in their lives, and offering them the opportunity to learn firsthand what is available to them is important.”

Dr. Catherine McNeal, Senior Staff Physician at S&W said.
Another booth will feature the Talking Book Program (TBP).
TBP is a free library service offering books and magazines in alternative reading formats for those who have reading disabilities, low vision, are blind, or have physical disabilities preventing them from holding a book. They offer large print books, books in Braille, books and magazines in digital format, and much more.

At their booth, Public Awareness Coordinator, Heather Bailey will be there to provide information about the program and answer questions visitors may have. There will be applications to sign up for the program, information to take home, as well as a digital player for attendees to interact with and get a glimpse at what they may experience.

“The Talking Book Program is such an easy program to use and gives elderly a real advantage. They are able to enjoy reading materials that satisfy their needs without leaving the comforts of home. Even if someone does not have low vision problems or a disability, many people know of someone who does, and learning about TBP is one way communities can help each other by passing along information about services that add to a good quality of life.” Heather Bailey said.

To find out more information about the Senior Expo, go to www.seniorexpobelton.com

 

 

By: Ashley Corn

On Tuesday, September 23, the Bell County Expo Center will be hosting the annual Senior Expo from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

This event aimed towards senior citizens, will have booths set up all over offering a variety of information about assisted living homes, retirement plans, vacation cruises, ways to get involved in the community, and much more.

One of the booths will be the Talking Book Program (TBP).
TBP is a free library service offering books and magazines in alternative reading formats for those who have reading disabilities, low vision, are blind, or have physical disabilities preventing them from holding a book. They offer large print books, books in Braille, books and magazines in digital format, and much more.

At their booth, Public Awareness Coordinator, Heather Bailey will be there to provide information about the program and answer questions visitors may have. There will be applications to sign up for the program, information to take home, as well as a digital player for attendees to interact with and get a glimpse at what they may experience.

“The Talking Book Program is such an easy program to use and gives elderly a real advantage. They are able to enjoy reading materials that satisfy their needs without leaving the comforts of home. Even if someone does not have low vision problems or a disability, many people know of someone who does, and learning about TBP is one way communities can help each other by passing along information about services that add to a good quality of life.” Heather Bailey said.

To find out more information about the Senior Expo, go to www.seniorexpobelton.com