HomePorts Hosts Community Health Fair April 2


HomePorts, Inc., is planning a community health fair on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Kent County Middle School in Chestertown. University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has joined the event as the top platinum level sponsor and partner, and is assisting HomePorts’ staff and volunteers with this community-minded health and wellness event.

“We are very excited to have UM Shore Regional Health as our platinum sponsor and partner for our community health fair,” Jim Donaghy, President, HomePorts’ Board of Directors comments. “Shore Regional Health is the largest health care provider in our local area and is focused on being an active player for the improvement of community health.”

The health fair, which is free and open to the public, will highlight over 50 community resources offering the latest health, wellness and safety issues and information. It is a one-stop for busy individuals and families of all ages to get health information, free screenings and assessments, and to connect with a variety of community organizations and resources. Local health care professionals and community exhibitors will be available to provide their expertise and guidance in emergency preparedness, health and nutrition information, as well as everyday positive lifestyle choices.

As a local nonprofit organization serving the aging population in Kent County, HomePorts understands the importance of health care, preventive medicine, and playing an active role in the community. Kent County strives to be a “community for a lifetime.” The aging population depends on a community that maintains positive health and well-being, and having ready access to preventive health screenings, wellness programs and current information on health issues is critical for all ages.

“This outreach event aims to educate members of the community on maintaining and improving their health,” comments Wayne D. Benjamin, MD, chair of the planning committee. “HomePorts, a seniors’ aging-in-place organization, has initiated this event because a healthy community benefits everyone, but seniors especially depend upon a population that is well. Kent County experiences high rates of chronic disease, and education is critical. I encourage residents to come learn about local resources, as well as to show your support for community health and safety needs.”

In conjunction with the health fair, a two-hour interactive and hands-on workshop titled “Your Plan for Living the Good Life” will also be offered, for a fee. Participants will prepare a personalized plan for successful aging, led by invited experts on Master Aging Plans.

For more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities or about the event, please call 443-480-0940, email info@homeports.org or visit www.homeports.org.

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