NEW BRITAIN – Seniors can get flu shots, free lunch, free prizes and a whole lot of health information at the annual TRIAD Senior Expo Thursday at The Hospital for Special Care Research Center.
Each year TRIAD, an organization that brings together police, senior support services and seniors, hosts the Expo to provide free health screenings and other fun activities to promote health, well being and socialization.
This year, TRIAD is providing seniors the chance to get flu shots, free haircuts and pedicures, raffle prizes, and promotional prizes, free lunch and information on a variety of health topics, said St. Arthur Powers, the police liaison to TRIAD.
“It’s a social time out for the seniors and we try to get them information on medical issues,” Powers said. “There’s flu shots and blood pressure and pulse screenings, all types of vendors and we will give them a free pasta lunch. It’s a lot fun. They get to get out in a great environment and have a great time.”
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 370 Osgood Avenue, the Hospital for Special Care Research Center.
An audiologist will be the guest speaker and there will be information on products to combat hearing loss. Those who want a flu shot will have to bring their medical insurance card, but otherwise, the entire event is free. People are not required to register in advance, but they will be asked to sign in to help create a mailing list for future events.
Vendors will include a variety of businesses and agencies that deal with seniors from Social Security to insurance companies and health care providers. Free confidential shredding will also be offered.
“It’s a lot of information and a lot of good stuff and it’s all free,” Powers said.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.
This article was changed to reflect an error in the date. The Expo will be held on Thursday.