In Lexington, a senior health fair was recently held at a living center, organized by Bonita Taylor with the United Vendors of America. The fair provided an opportunity for local seniors and residents of assisted living homes to learn about health care insurance and other products and services relevant to their age group.
One of the goals behind the fair was to provide seniors with information about alternative and additional benefits to accompany their Medicare. Taylor emphasized that many seniors are not aware of these extra benefits, so providing this information to them was a priority.
The event featured vendors selling skin care products and jewelry, making it an opportunity for attendees to find meaningful gifts for loved ones. Aetna Medicare Solutions had a booth at the fair to talk with attendees and educate them about health insurance. Patrick Lee, a representative with Aetna Medicare Solutions, emphasized the importance of face-to-face interaction in educating seniors about intangible products like insurance.
Taylor was inspired by her experience attending a senior health fair in Frankfort, Kentucky about 15-20 years ago and decided to bring a similar event to Lexington. Due to its success, she plans on organizing another senior health fair in the near future.