Illinois Department on Aging hosts Senior Day at Illinois State Fair
Grandparent/Grandchild Contest to be held
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[August 11, 2017]
SPRINGFIELD - At
this year’s Illinois State Fair, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA)
hosts a variety of activities for older adults, their families and
friends on Senior Day, Monday, August 14th.
The event is open to the public and adults age 60 and
older receive complimentary admittance into the fair that day.
A booth with additional information about IDoA programs and services
it provides is also available.
When: Monday, August 14,
10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Illinois Building,
Illinois State Fairgrounds
What: Senior Day
at the Illinois State Fair
10:30 a.m.: Welcome & Introduction by Paul Palazzolo,
Sangamon County Circuit Clerk
Remarks from IDOA Director Bohnhoff and Illinois Department of
Agriculture Director Poe
11:00 a.m.: The “NOT SO Newlywed Game”
sponsored by Central Illinois Senior Celebration
Pre-register for the game by calling (217) 524-6911 or (800)
Cash prizes of $100 and $50 will be awarded to first and second
1:00 p.m.: 2017 Illinois Senior Spelling Bee Finals –
sponsored by Assoc. of IL Senior Centers &
9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Free health screenings in the open
exhibit area. Includes: Home safety, bone health, colo-rectal,
memory assessment, diabetes, fall risks, eye care and health
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Ballroom Dancing
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When: Thursday, August 17,
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
What: Grandparent and Grandchild Contest
sponsored by Springfield Supportive Living
Registration NO LATER than August 17th, 1:45pm, in the
Illinois Building, Dept. on Aging booth.
Pre-register for the contest by calling (217)
524-6911 or (800) 252-8966
Cash prizes of $150, $100, and $50 will be awarded to the first,
second, and third place respectively.
[Illinois Department on Aging]