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Posted on Thu, Oct 1, 2009 : 10:36 a.m.

Fall Health Fair and Craft Bazaar tomorrow and Saturday

By Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM

Ypsilanti Township will host its annual Health Fair and Craft Bazaar Friday October 2, from 9am-4pm, and Saturday October 3rd, from 9am-3pm. This is a very popular and well attended event held at the Ypsilanti Recreation and Senior Center.

The event offers Free Health Screenings on Friday, as well as Flu Shot Clinics on Friday from 9am-2pm, and Saturday from 9am-12pm. Many vendors will be in attendance offering information and products related to seniors.

The Craft Bazaar features craft tables, handmade quilts, bake sale items, books, a BIG raffle, and much more. Many vendors have donated products and services for the raffle. My agency, Visiting Angels, has donated homecare. This is a great opportunity to win a day of respite, or some assistance for a senior in your life, as well as many other prizes.

Saturday is Family Fun Day hosting the 3rd annual Ypsilanti Township Recreation Departments Idol singing contest. Family Fun Day will offer many free activities: face painting, games, crafts, rub on tattoos and more. This is a great opportunity to spend the day with children enjoying the beginning of Fall for free or very little cost!

The popular 2 day event will have concessions open both days, and all proceeds from the Fall Health Fair, and Craft Bazaar will benefit Ypsilanti's 50 and Beyond Program.

Not only can you get a free health screening, your flu vaccine, do some early Christmas shopping, and enjoy the activities, you will help keep programs open for older adults. This is a very important event for the community, so I invite you to stop by and see why the event is so popular.

Visiting Angels will have a table offering homecare information, Personal Emergency Response Systems without a monthly fee, and a chance to meet our administrative staff and ask questions. You can meet my Assistant Director, Cindy Guindon, from 9am-12:30pm on Friday, and Saturday from 9am -12pm. Cindy has a wealth of knowledge having worked for St. Joseph Senior Health. I will be at our booth Friday from 12:30pm-4pm, and Saturday from 12pm to 3pm. We would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have! I also welcome you to offer suggestions on articles you'd like to see in the Senior Care and Advocacy section of

Let’s make this the most successful event ever!

To contact Angil Tarach with questions or comments, email or call Visiting Angels at (734) 929-9201


theresa likert

Thu, Oct 1, 2009 : 12:12 p.m.

can't wait alot of great vendors.