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Senior health fair set for Hays

9/29/2013

The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care will host two senior health fairs in northwest Kansas this week.

The first event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Unrein Family Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays.

Another event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at City Limits Convention Center in Colby.

The event is focused on connecting Medicare beneficiaries, care givers and family members with local health resources. People with Medicare will have the opportunity to receive a free health care record resource by completing a health engagement survey. All attendees can receive a free statewide health care resource directory and free health screenings will be available at all events.

This statewide initiative is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid grant KFMC received that focuses on empowering consumers to be an active part of their health care.