Area agency on aging schedules senior resource fair at Ottawa

OTTAWA, Kan. – The East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center and Ransom Memorial Hospital are joining together in honor of Older Americans Month to host a resource fair for Franklin County and the sounding areas. The community is invited to the fair  8 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Goppert Building, 705 W. 15th Street, Ottawa, where there will be access to free fasting blood work, macular degeneration testing, blood pressure checks, ident-a-senior program, foot care services, free fire alarms (Franklin County residents), and more.

Several healthcare speakers are lined up to give short informational presentations throughout the fair on topics such as caregiving, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke prevention, and disabilities. There will be many other organizations in attendance providing information on the various services they provide in this service area.

Older Americans Month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the value that elders contribute to our communities. Both local organizations recognize the importance of Franklin County’s older and disabled population, and hope the aging and disability resource fair will provide good information and health screenings to everyone.

For more information on services and upcoming events, visit, or contact the East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center at 785-242-7200.

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