Senior Fair Turner 2022

DECATUR – Nearly 100 seniors and local residents stopped by the Decatur-Macon County Senior Center on Thursday for a Senior Fair hosted by State Senator Doris Turner and the senior center.

The event provided area seniors the opportunity to connect with local organizations, government agencies, and health care facilities and providers to stay-up-to date with available resources and services. Seniors were also offered the opportunity to receive flu shots.

“Our community resource fair provided area seniors and their loved ones the opportunity to come out and connect with local non-profits, state agencies and healthcare facilities and providers to learn more about resources available to assist them,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “I am thankful to co-host such an informative event with the Decatur-Macon County Senior Center and for all of the organizations that work hard every day to provide our seniors with vital resources and care.”

Turner is hosting senior fairs throughout the district and has two more coming up in Taylorville from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Christian County Senior Citizens Center (701 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL), and from 9 to 11 a.m. in Springfield on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Salvation Army of Springfield (1600 E. Clear Lake, Springfield, IL).

“I look forward to meeting new faces and chatting with friends and neighbors,” Turner said. “These events serve as a convenient one-stop shop for our seniors to connect with vital services and information. We hope to see you there.”

Both events will offer seniors and loved ones the opportunity to receive flu shots. Those interested should bring their insurance card or Medicare card to utilize these services, otherwise it can be up to a $40 out-of-pocket cost.

Those who would like to learn more about the upcoming senior fairs can contact Turner’s Springfield office at 217-782-0228.



Caption Photo #1: State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) joined area organizations such as CHELP at her Decatur Senior Fair on Thursday.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Kimberly Gaines, Senior Information Specialist from CHELP and Doris Turner, State Senator

Caption Photo #2: State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) talked to a senior at her Decatur Senior Fair on Thursday at the Decatur-Macon County Senior Center.


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Springfield Office:
108D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0228

Decatur Office:
1210 S. Jasper St.
Decatur, IL 62321
(217) 706-5311

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