DART News Release
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May 18, 2004
Area seniors celebrate at DART
More than 400 senior citizens visited DART Headquarters on May 12 for entertainment, fellowship and health checkups as part of the agency's 10th Annual Older Americans Information and Health Fair.
More than 40 organizations were on hand to provide health services, giveaways, drawings and information on a broad array of topics - transportation services, health issues, fire and personal safety, social services and pet adoption. John McCaa, WFAA- TV (Channel 8) anchor, was this year's special guest.
"The fair was a great success," said Jessica Lennon, DART's supervisor of Transit Education Outreach. "Seniors received quality-of-life-information and enjoyed one another's company. We take great pride in serving this valued segment of DART customers."
Participating organizations included: AARP, American Stroke Association, Dallas Public Library, La Voz del Anciano, Mobility On Wheels, Vision Travel, American Red Cross, Dallas Fire and Rescue, Cataract Institute of Texas, Social Security Administration, Texas Silver-Haired Legislature, Sam's Club, Ozarka and many others.
"We had a really good response; we've seen quite a few seniors who haven't had their blood pressure checked for a while," said Ryan Eason of Medical City Heart. "And we've seen some with high blood pressure; nothing alarming, thankfully, but it's good that these folks had the opportunity to find that out before it became serious."
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