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Department of Aging Hosts Senior Activities at Fair

WGIL Newsroom . State News 211

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ Department of Aging is hosting a number of activities for seniors and their families at the State Fair in Springfield.

The fair has declared Aug. 11 “Senior Day” with admission free for guests ages 60 and older. “Senior Day” activities include a “not so newlywed” game where couples test their knowledge of one another, senior spelling bee state finals and a grandparent-grandchild contest on Aug. 14. St. John’s Hospital and the Lion’s Club are also offering free health screenings for seniors. Seminars will also be held on emergency preparedness and understanding Medicare.

The fair, a 10-day celebration of agriculture, runs through Aug. 17.

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