Two senior events focus on health and benefits


Seniors and their family members are encouraged to take advantage of two free programs running this month. Seniors can get help demystifying the maze of Medicare/senior benefits choices and take advantage of free medical screenings. The Weingart Senior Center will host its annual Older Adults Benefits and Information Fair on Monday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. At this event, seniors can pick up health insurance and benefit-related materials and speak with company representatives to help them compare the plans. For more information please contact the Weingart Senior Center at 562-630-6141. Lakewood has teamed up with Lakewood Regional Medical Center to offer a Head-to-Toe Health Screening Event at Mayfair Park. The free program is Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The goal of the event goal is to help participants improve their long-term health. For more information or to RSVP for this screening event, please call 844-673-4327. Screenings are free for anyone 55 years of age and older.

Free screenings include:

  • Blood Pressure Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Bone Density Carotid Artery Screening (Stroke)
  • Cholesterol Glucose (Diabetes)