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Local church hosts free health care fair for “Older American Month”

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul presented a free healthcare fair as part of “Older American's Month".

Over 50 healthcare vendors and a variety of health screenings were offered as part of the 2-day health fair to encourage better health throughout the community.

"We're young, we think we're bulletproof and invincible. As we get older, we realize we're not," said Bill Sutton, health care attendee.

"An opportunity to like to understand the different options for health, for your body, and also for your mind," said Alvaro Mendoza, healthcare attendee.

"Our community has just come together to provide the much-needed education and services that people don't know about, that they need just to be aware of," said Nancy Peters, a member of Saint Vincent de Paul conference.

Flu, COVID, Shingles, and Pneumonia vaccines were offered. Nursing, and home care agencies were also present along with Vitalant blood services who were on site for blood donations.

"I picked up some new information on services that are available that I wasn't aware of before," said Sutton.

"I think so good opportunity for the community to become and get educated to understand what options that we have to be better in life," said Mendoza.

"I think it's very important because I think most of us don't go out looking for these services. It's nice to have more under one roof," said Sutton. "20 or 30 years back, I probably wasn't thinking about some of these things. But as I get older and, you know, you see a lot of your friends your age passing away, all of a sudden you start thinking about these things."

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