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Fourth annual LGBT Senior Health Expo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pride Center in Wilton Manors


News release from the Pride Center at Equality Park:

The Pride Center’s fourth annual LGBT Senior Health Expo will be held from 10am -2pm on Saturday, October 19th at The Pride Center, 2040 North Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors.  The Expo will again provide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) seniors with a unique, comprehensive overview of available healthcare services.  Over fifty LGBT-friendly medical, professional, support and financial providers in the fields of healthcare, aging and geriatrics will showcase their services and products through this popular event.

Registered vendors are dedicated to serving seniors healthfully and will provide valuable information on Senior Living Facilities, Insurance Coverage, Home Health Care Agencies, Legal Issues and a wide assortment other areas affecting our senior community.

The Man Van and The Cardiac Van will be available thanks to Broward Health Imperial Point and HEALTHFAIR.  Flu shots and medical testing for hearing, sight, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, HIV and more will be available.  The expo also will feature a variety of practical, engaging educational seminars focus on the needs of the LGBT senior population.  Seminar topics will include:  Breast & Prostate Screenings: To Test or Not To Test; Enhance Fitness Exercise Programming; Federal Rights, Hospitalization Rights, Estate and Asset Protection; and Everything You Wanted To Know From ObamaCare to Medicare.

The event is completely free,  including coffee and pastries provided by Stork’s  and a complimentary lunch to the first 250 attendees.

The Diamond Level Presenting Sponsor again this year is Broward Health Imperial Point.  We are thrilled that this year AHF has joined us as a Presenting Sponsor and that Holy Cross Hospital has joined us as a Community Sponsor.  Our Emerald Level Sponsors are Park Summit, Five Star Premier Residences, Vitas Innovative Healthcare and Assisted Living Lifestyles.  Ruby Sponsors are Brian Claeys – Attorney at Law and Physicians at Home.  Our community partners include:  The Pride Center Senior Advisory Council, Hospice of Broward County, Futurity First Insurance, Gilda’s Club of Florida, The Peninsula, SAGE of south Florida, SunServe, Women In Network and The Fort Lauderdale Prime Timers.

Key sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact Bruce Williams @ 954-463-9005  ext.109 for more information.

The Pride Center’s mission is to “provide a welcoming, safe space—an inclusive home—that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida.”  For 20 years The Pride Center has met the LGBTQ community’s distinct health, social, educational, socio-economic and safety needs.  Last year, more than 20,000 attended Center activities; outreach activities over the past year directly impacted more than 30,000 individuals in South Florida.


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