“The Spirit of Health” Fair Held at Christ Central Church | New

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

About 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 is able to come out and see what’s available,” Limestone Manor executive director Delois Bailey said.

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 her own physiotherapy home care,” and a lot of people wouldn’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.

Madison Herron, programs coordinator for the Limestone County Council on Aging, 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 pack the meals. Our drivers, they helped out and all jumped in. It was a great group effort.

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

Jerry B. Hatch