May 28th the Wayne Township Trustees Office, in conjunction with Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and The Waynedale News held our first annual Senior Fair. After having such a heart warming success with our drug card sign up at Mount Calvary last year that we wanted to offer even more opportunities this year. There were over 15 different organizations that participated in the event. Seniors had a wide selection of services ranging from bone density testing to glucose monitoring, they were also treated to an Estate Planning Seminar by one of the areas leading experts in elder law. Mount Calvary also showcased its senior walking and Stephen Ministries programs.
As Trustee of Wayne Township it is my obligation, not only to meet the needs of those who require assistance but also, to provide proactive options that keep some from requiring any aid at all. This event was designed to offer choices to those who may have thought they had none.
I would like to take this time to thank pastor Gary Miller, pastor Dave Adams and Betty Reckeweg of Mount Calvary for allowing us to use their wonderful facility and all their Christian fellowship. It has long been my opinion that a church that reaches outside its doors, provides a valuable community service.
I would also like to thank Bob Stark of The Waynedale News for sponsoring this event, being our community partner and for sharing information that changes the lives of its readers. We appreciate these partnerships and would also like to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations who participated in the Health Fair; Sylvia Wade from Aging and In-Home Services, Carol Clark from the Community Center, Charles Backs, elder law attorney, Barb Porter from Visiting Nurse and Hospice, Jeff Spence from Lutheran Social Service, Fred Taube from Senior Health Insurance Program, Allen County Council on Aging, Erin Floyd from Kingston Residence, Sandra Schmidt from Lutheran Homes, Randy Auker from AMR, Jim Sullivan from Home Instead Senior Care, Rebecca Chasey from the Fort Wayne Rehabilitation Hospital, and Allen Business Machines for the use of their copiers. I would also like to thank the Wayne Township staff members who participated.
Wayne Township has been praised for its community partnerships, and listed individuals and organizations are a great representation of those dedicated to helping us serve others.