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Prevent Blindness to Provide Vision Screening on Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair

Prevent Blindness to Provide Vision Screening on Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair

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Prevent Blindness

Laura Schwartz

Phone (800) 301-2020 ext. 112

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                       Prevent Blindness to Provide Vision Screening on Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair

Ohio Department of Aging’s “Well Beyond 60!” EXPO brings partners together to offer free lifespan health & wellness info, services

Columbus, OH (July 25, 2018) – The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is partnering with the Ohio Department of Aging to provide adult vision screening services at the “Well Beyond 60!” EXPO during National Church Residences’ Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now in its fourth year, the EXPO will feature health screenings that will help visitors of all ages identify healthy choices they can make throughout their lifespans to ensure they live a healthier, more active life at age 60 and beyond. The event is free with fair admission, which is only $4 all day for visitors age 60 and older.
Fairgoers visiting the EXPO will have access to free health screenings and educational displays including: Blood pressure screening falls risk assessment, balance testing, a Prevent Blindness vision screening, nutrition education, physical activity and more. Fairgoers can also meet at the EXPO tent for a free “Walk with a Doc,” where visitors can get valuable advice and the opportunity to ask questions of a physician.
Fairgoers who attend the free Senior Day Concert “The Rat Pack Is Back,” will also be treated to  “A Matter of Balance” falls prevention mini-workshop.
“Taking care of our eyes should be a priority as we age,” said Sherry Williams, President  & CEO of Prevent Blindness. People with vision impairment often are more likely to have poorer overall health and multiple chronic health conditions. Among other concerns, blindness and low vision contribute to cognitive decline and falls, increase the incidence of depression and greatly affect one’s interest and ability to seek medical care. Since 50% of all blindness can be prevented, early detection and treatment are key to maintaining healthy vision. Prevent Blindness is proud to join the Ohio Department of Aging in promoting lifestyle choices that can have real benefit at any age.”
For ticket information, directions and a full schedule for the Ohio State Fair, visit www.ohiostatefair.com. For information about the Department of Aging’s “Well Beyond 60!” initiative, visit www.aging.ohio.gov. For information about Prevent Blindness, visit www.pbohio.org.

About Prevent Blindness

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020.  Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio.

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