Caregiver, senior citizen fair offers wide assortment of resources

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) The third annual Caregiver and Senior Resource Fair will be taking place Wednesday at the Pioneer Park exhibit hall starting at 10 a.m. A large number of agencies are teaming up to provide an assortment of aid and information to the aging population, as well as those who watch over them.

A large number of agencies are teaming up to provide an assortment of aid and information to the aging population, as well as those who watch over them. (Andrew Hawkins/KTVF)

Some of the medical services that will be provided include hearing tests, blood screenings and vaccinations. However, there will be a fee charged for tests such as blood screenings and vaccinations. For those services, insurance is required.

Other forms of aid available at the fair include legal, housing, and safety.

Rachael Delehanty from the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, one of the agencies hosting the fair, explains why these organizations created this event for seniors and caregivers.

"Alaska has the highest growing senior population in the country," said Delehanty. "Every day I see parents who are taking care of their parents or grandkids that are taking care of their grandparents. Those caregivers who help out these elders, they need to know this information. We put together this fair in order to try to bring as many agencies in Fairbanks together as possible, so it's kind of a one stop shop."

Although the fair has a target audience, Delehanty says everyone is welcome to attend.

The vaccines, which are provided by Safeway, and the bookmobile will only be available until noon. All other resources will be available throughout the fair, which ends at 2 p.m.

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