Oct. 22—Limestone Manor and the Limestone County Council on Aging hosted a “Spirit of Health” fair for people over 60 at Christ Central Church on Friday.

Around 150 people attended the fair, receiving resources and gifts from the 26 vendors present for the event.

“My biggest thing is just trying to make sure everyone can come out and see what’s available,” said Delois Bailey, executive director of Limestone Manor.

Many people do not fully understand what their insurance does and does not cover, and educating attendees about the various benefits of insurance was one of the main goals of the event.

“You have a lot of seniors who don’t understand that their insurance will cover someone coming in for physical therapy or someone coming in for speech therapy,” Bailey explained.

Beyond education on what insurance has to offer, the event also served to inform attendees of the various services available in the community that they might not otherwise know about.

“We had a lady who, since the pandemic, opened up her own physiotherapy home care,” and a lot of people don’t know about her service, Bailey explained.

District 1 Commissioner Daryl Sammet, District 3 Commissioner Jason Black, District 4 Commissioner LaDon Townsend and Derrick Gatlin and his family helped prepare the grilled hot dogs. Vendors offered gift packages as door prizes, and Central Church of Christ hosted the event for both organizations.

Limestone County Council on Aging programs coordinator Madison Herron said, “We are so happy to be able to do things again, since COVID.

She added: “Our staff from the Council on Aging, they were all there and all helped. Our center managers, they all helped with the meals. Our drivers, they all helped and all jumped. It was a great group effort.”

Another event will be offered in the spring for people to attend for health and insurance resources.

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