Fairfield Memorial Hospital hosted its first Senior Connection Day on Wednesday, April 25, with a purpose of exposing the seniors to what services and products were available to them.
“We had a tremendous turnout and enjoyed sharing a great deal of information with our seniors plus we all had a great time! We are excited about our first senior event and look forward to having more of them,” said Mike Williams, hospital CEO.
There were between approximately 50 vendors in attendance and the seniors were invited to visit all the vendor sites. FMH gave each senior a tote bag, a sun visor and lunch. Heyward Banks was the recipient of the grand door prize….a large TV! Many of the seniors enjoyed playing bingo and many prizes were given away with this game.
Many of the county agencies were present; some of these were the Voter Registration Office, the County Auditor, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the County Fire Marshall and Fairfield County Animal Adoption Center. Also, there were representatives from the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging, the Silver Haired Legislature, Palmetto Health, Fairfield Medical Associates, Martin Primary Health Care, Social Security Administration and many others. The State Guard came and assisted the hospital with parking the seniors and transporting them in golf carts back and forth from the parking areas to the hospital. The emergency transporting helicopter made an appearance so the seniors could get a close look at it.
Seniors came from all areas of the county and enjoyed seeing many of their neighbors and friends at the event.
“On their way out, many of the seniors told me what a wonderful time they had and they looked forward to the second event in October,” said Williams.
Fairfield Memorial is planning to have another Senior Connection Day in the fall with the same purpose…..to highlight the seniors in Fairfield County.