A Senior Health Expo will be hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 19 at the Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington Ave.

The workshop, presented by Care Connection for Aging Services, is meant to educate people about the many health screenings and tests covered by Medicare at no cost to the patient, as well as give tips on talking to the doctor.

To present the workshop, Care Connection has partnered with CLAIM, the Missouri State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which provides free, unbiased advocacy, education and assistance to people with Medicare.

The presentations also will provide information to equip patients to ask the right questions and have productive conversations with their doctors. A Care Connection benefits counselor will be on hand to screen participants to see if they are eligible for programs that help pay for health care. 

The expo will include written materials to take home, giveaways and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. Those 60 and older may eat lunch for a contribution, and younger individuals may pay the entire cost of the meal, about $7.50.

For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or visit www.goaging.org.

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