Assistant County Director Mike Mullen, with Randolph Public Health Nurse Jean McGinty, State Rep. Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy) and Peter St. Hilaire, RN to BSN student at UMass Boston's Collge of Nursing and Health Science
RANDOLPH, MA – For residents in search a one-stop morning with a variety of senior health resources, Randolph’s Stetson Hall was the place to be on Wednesday, November 28th as local community and Norfolk County leaders hosted their inaugural senior health fair.
The fair, sponsored by the Avon, Holbrook and Randolph Public Health Nursing Coalition and attended by more than two dozen residents, provided residents from each of the three communities with blood pressure testing, flu shots, bone density screening, information about medication reconciliation and outreach from public safety officials and community groups.
The event also included visits from Randolph Town Manager David Murphy, state Rep. Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy), the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office and aides to Reps. Bill Galvin (D-Canton) and Bill Driscoll (D-Milton). It is the latest part of an initiative supported by the Norfolk County Commissioners to bring together the three communities to create more regional public health nursing services for local residents.
“The Senior Health Fair was another example of our communities working together to realize the goals of this initiative,” said Gerard F. Cody, Randolph Public Health Director, R.E.H.S/R.S. “In this case, we combined our resources to expand and reach out to additional seniors in order to better meet their needs, and those of our three communities.”
“Initiatives like these prove the value and need for community partnerships to best serve our residents, and Norfolk County remains proud of its work as a catalyst to help achieve these goals,” added Francis W. O’Brien, Chairman of the Norfolk County Commissioners.