North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging's Sunflower Fair Set for September 20

North Central Flint Hills
North Central Flint Hills

The North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging ( NC-FH AAA) announced today that after a two-year hiatus, it has scheduled its popular health and wellness event for Tuesday, September 20 in Salina.  The Sunflower Fair, which features speakers and seminars geared for older Kansans, people living with disabilities and caregivers, will happen from 8 am to 4 pm at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina.

Registration costs $20 before Saturday, Sept. 10 and includes lunch. On-site registration after Sept. 10 is $25.  To register in advance, call the NC-FH AAA at 800-432-2703.  Registrations are also accepted on the Agency's website www.ncfhaaa.com or may be mailed to the Area Agency on Aging at 401 Houston St., Manhattan, KS 66502.

“The Sunflower Fair is the heartland’s premier health and wellness event and is a full day of trustworthy and practical information and good fun for Kansans of all ages” said Julie Govert Walter, NC-FH AAA Executive Director.  

Walter described the event as an “information extravaganza” that highlights services available to older Kansans and caregivers and will honor those who helped seniors and caregivers make it through the challenges of the last two years. 

“This is a happy opportunity for people to gather together and we are packing the day with fun and useful information from workshops, exhibitors and expert speakers and we are excited about recognizing honorees selected by counties in the NC-FH AAA region,” she said.

More than 600 people are expected at this year’s Sunflower Fair. Besides speakers and exhibits, attendees may choose among the day’s workshops. Sessions are slated in the morning and afternoon. Sessions on topics including Medicare, cyber security for seniors, legal issues older Kansans and their families and more are planned. 

Exhibitors are planning to provide COVID-19 and flu vaccines,  hearing tests, blood pressure checks and other important health screenings.

The Agency is now accepting exhibitors and sponsors for workshops and donations for door prizes and the Silent Auction. Those interested should call 800-432-2703 or go to www.ncfhaaa.com. 

The North Central-Flint Hills Agency on Aging, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that plans, coordinates and provides services in 18 north central Kansas counties to enhance the quality and dignity of life for older Kansans, people living with disabilities and their families. Area Agency on Aging programs and services are partially funded by the Older Americans Act through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and voluntary participant contributions. The Area Agency on Aging works in partnership with local and county governments and senior citizens’ groups. All services are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.