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Healthy, Wealthy Senior Living Fair

April 7, 2015

Engaging a vibrant and active senior population, RealSense’s annual Healthy, Wealthy Senior Living Fair brought out hundreds of local seniors on Monday, April 6 to the Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center.

Dazzling Diamonds Dancers
Dazzling Diamonds Dancers came out to celebrate the bright, shining qualities that people possess no matter their age. Their moves help aging people learn fun ways to maintain an active lifestyle.

Free and open to the public, the fair convened various community agencies, including Aging True, ElderSource, and St. Vincent’s, as well as healthcare companies like Florida Blue and Island Doctors, to offer seniors services and counseling focused on health and financial wellness.

These services included:

• Health screenings
• Entertainment
• Workshops on financial and health topics
• Tax preparation services
• Food giveaway courtesy of Feeding Northeast Florida

Entertainment was provided courtesy of Dazzling Diamonds Dancers, a group of seniors who are changing the face of aging through healthy living and the empowerment to maintain an active lifestyle. A tai chi demonstration also allowed seniors to learn about different forms of physical exercise and mental meditation to promote continued active living.

In addition to information and entertainment, attendees were also treated to workshop, free tax prep and a free healthy food giveaway to kick-start their journey to better fiscal and physical health.

Your bank account isn't the only number to monitor regularly! Health screenings were available for seniors, including blood pressure checks.
Your bank account isn’t the only number to monitor regularly! Health screenings were available for seniors, including blood pressure checks.

United Way’s RealSense is pleased to provide opportunities like the Senior Fair to reach diverse populations and highlight the important relationship between financial and physical health.

While income and financial stability is often a predictive factor of total health, personal habits and preventative services like those provided at the Senior Fair can be instrumental in changing outcomes and improving the quality of life at any age.

Recognizing that the income challenges associated with aging are unique, RealSense is committed to providing educational services to strengthen the financial stability of individuals in Northeast Florida over the course of their lives.

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The RealSense Prosperity Place is part of a larger, national partnership between Wells Fargo and United Way to build stronger communities by helping people become more financially stable. United Way of Northeast Florida is one of only eight that received a three-year $300,000 grant to participate in the Financial Capability Network, allowing Prosperity Place, located in the Wells Fargo Bank building within the Historic Springfield Community Learning Center, to offer year-round access to financial management resources, including free classes that help residents create budgets, manage bank accounts, save for the future and achieve financial stability.