LOMBARD, Ill. – Seniors, caregivers, and family members can get health screenings, meet care providers, learn about consumer protections and more at a Senior Health and Resource Fair hosted by state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 9, at the York Township Building, 1502 S. Meyers Rd. in Lombard.

“We have so many services and programs available for seniors and caregivers right here in our own communities, but it can be challenging for people to find the support systems they need,” said Costa Howard. “With this Senior Health and Resource Fair, I’m making it easier for seniors and caregivers to meet healthcare providers, consumer advocates, and financial advisors. I hope people will come to the fair, ask lots of questions, and find out how they can best access high-quality, reliable support services for our seniors and their caregivers.”

The Senior Health and Resource Center will include: 

  • Free flu shots and blood pressure screenings
  • Ask-A-Pharmacist advice on safe medication use
  • One-on-one meetings with providers of senior care
  • Access to the Illinois ICash system, to search for unclaimed cash and property
  • Information on how to avoid identity theft and other scams that target seniors
  • Money-saving advice on utility costs from a Citizen Utility Board representative
  • Presentations on financial planning from professional advisors

“As State Representative, I’ve made it a priority to advocate for our seniors,” said Costa Howard. “I’ve supported increased property tax exemptions for senior homeowners and tax credits for purchases made by family caregivers. I’m looking forward to hearing from people who attend our senior Health and Resource Fair, so we can come up with more ideas for new laws that will improve the lives of our older residents and their families.”

Rep. Costa-HowardRep. Costa-Howard

(D-Glen Ellyn)
(D) 48th District

Springfield Office:
244-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8037

District Office:
913 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 812-9292