Fair provides information, rescources regarding senior care


Sandra Turinc plays a “spin the wheel” game with WellCare representative Tom Ashton during the Information and Resources Fair on Saturday at the Crestview Public Library.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 04:28 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Several senior citizens are more informed about their health and safety following Saturday’s Information and Resources Fair at the Crestview Public Library.

The fair — for residents unable to find assistance on the Internet, according to event organizer Gwen Rhodes, of the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging — included free blood pressure checks and opportunities to collect information on area assisted living facilities and health care providers.

"We just try to bring that information to seniors because a majority of them do not use a computer," Rhodes said. 

Members from the Seniors vs. Crime Crestview office, sponsored by the Florida State Attorney General's office, handed out information about the non-profit organization.

"If any senior citizen feels that they have been taken advantage of (by identity theft or some other fraud) ... they can come by our office, free of charge, manager JB Whitten said.

Crestview resident Sandra Turincs said she appreciated the information.

"There are a lot of people who do need help, and we are all getting a little older," she said. "I think that is a really good thing they do for the community." 

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