COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council on Aging hosted its annual Senior Health Fair last week, “Livin’ Lively.”

This year featured a venue change from the Woodlands Senior Center to the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, which led to several changes in programming.

“ We were simply getting too crowded in the old venue,” Becky Salaway, director of WCCOA commented. “It was very difficult for vendors to interact with attendees because of the noise level in the confined space, and it did not allow for us to provide presentations and entertainment we wanted to offer. Having the fair in the 4-H Center allows us the opportunity to expand and provide a better experience for those who attend.”

Entertainment and presentations were ongoing throughout the day, which included musical performances, a speech from Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, a presentation on CBD oils and door prizes.

A free lunch was provided by nutrition director Cathy Perry, and afternoon visitors received free ice cream, provided by Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.

Free flu and pneumonia shots were given by Walgreens, and other agencies offered fall risk assessments, balance testing, hearing screenings and blood pressure checks. The Whitley County Ag Museum was also open.

The day ended with a golf ball drop, with prizes of $200, $125 and $75.

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