The Senior Connectors is helping retirees gain valuable information with its Retiree Spring Fling on April 24 at the Alcorn County Extension Center.
"The Spring Fling is a way for retirees to gather with friends and meet new people," said Alliance Community Development Director Andrea Rose. "It’s also a place for seniors to learn about resources available to them and businesses who cater to their needs."
Area businesses and organizations will have tables set up with information.
"Some will offer free medical screenings," said Rose.
A trio of guest speakers are slated to take part in the event. They include Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin, State Rep. Nick Bain and Public Service Commissioner Commissioner Brandon Presley.
Bennett’s Apothecary will be offering education about diabetes and blood sugar testing. Magnolia Regional Health Center will have information on their Heart Valve Clinic, and also offering screening for heart issues like murmurs. Med Supply Plus will also be on hand with information.
"Many other tables will be set up by local home health and hospice groups, insurance, and businesses," added Rose.
There is no cost to attend the event which is sponsored by the Alliance’s Community Development Council as part of the state’s Certified Retirement City program.
Tickets, however, are required since space is limited, according to Rose. Those who attend should enter the side door.
Live music and refreshments will be available. Door prizes will also be presented throughout the day.
Attendees are asked to bring donations for Project Package. Project Package is a non-profit, all volunteer organization which sends monthly care packages to local service members who are deployed.
All attendees will be mailed a list of needed items with their tickets to help them plan ahead.
(To sign up for tickets contact Rose at 287-5269.)