OTTAWA — The 2014 Putnam County Senior Expo will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ottawa Elementary School located at 123 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. This event is free and open to the public.

The Putnam County Senior Expo is hosted each year by a collaboration of county agencies and businesses (Meadows of Kalida, Leipsic and Putnam Acres, Putnam County Council on Aging, Putnam County Homecare and Hospice, Ottawa Senior Citizens Association, and Putnam County Health Department). This annual event is a service provided to Putnam County and area Senior Citizens, their families, and caregivers. Attendees are offered the opportunity to obtain information from over 50 exhibitors on many topics including Veteran’s Services, funeral pre-planning, medical supplies and equipment, banking, insurance, and Investment services, housing/living options, therapies and counseling services, legal services, health related information, etc.

Attendees are also offered the opportunity to receive several free health screenings including blood pressure checks, blood sugar testing, grip and balance testing, Derma Scans, bone density testing, mobility and injury screenings, and pulse ox screenings. Cholesterol and Glucose testing will be available for a minimal fee on a cash only basis.

There will be presentations from two local physicians. Dr. Ron Black, a Senior Expo favorite, will be speaking at 9:00 a.m. on God’s Miracle of Digestion.

Dr. Jacinta Eickholt will be discussing Fall Prevention at 10:30 a.m. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will once again be available for attendees to dispose of old medications (no syringes, liquids, or creames will be accepted). The event will also provide free morning snacks and coffee, a free lunch, and door prizes. Entertainment from Charlie Doepker will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Should you have questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact Tina Weber at (419) 532-2961 or by email at tina.weber@meadowsofkalida.com. You may also contact Jodi Warnecke at (419) 523-4121 or by email at jwarnecke-pccoa@bright.net.