Turner SeniorFair Springfield 2022 RSSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner is partnering with the Salvation Army of Springfield to host a resource fair for seniors and their loved ones to connect with available state and local resources on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army of Springfield located at 1600 E. Clear Lake.

“Our resource fair is an easy way for seniors to learn, connect and enjoy a wide variety of services that our local non-profits, state agencies and health care facilities provide,” said Turner. “We are lucky to have amazing senior-based organizations in our community doing excellent work. I hope residents will take advantage of this informative resource and stop by.”

Seniors will be able to ask questions and obtain information from a variety of service and health care providers, state programs and local groups.

Walgreens will be on-site to provide flu vaccinations. Those interested should bring their insurance card or Medicare card to utilize these services, otherwise it will be $40 out-of-pocket cost.

Others organizations and vendors participating in the senior fair include:

  • Updated information for veterans from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • The Illinois Treasurer’s Office will be available to assist residents in discovering unclaimed funds
  • Alzheimer's Association will provide information regarding free care and support services
  • Representatives from HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital will be available to discuss and provide information on health related matters
  • Staff from Turner’s office available to answer questions about Medicaid, state government operations and more

Turner urges residents with questions or concerns to contact her office at (217) 782-0228 or visit her legislative website at www.SenatorDorisTurner.com.