Medicare group hosts wellness fair

Jan. 19—VALDOSTA — While the Valdosta Mall is usually bustling with shoppers most Saturdays, the shopping complex became a sprawling resource hub for seniors last weekend thanks to a local Medicare group.

Senior Medicare Patrol, a program that assists Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse through outreach, counseling and education, hosted its first Senior Health and Wellness Fair earlier this month.

According to event organizers, the project is supported by grants from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

Gayla Yochum, community outreach specialist for SMP South Georgia, said she felt as though she achieved the fair’s goal of educating seniors about local resources.

Source: Medicare group hosts wellness fair / yahoo! news

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