Older adults can obtain information on community resources, receive health screenings and enjoy a food tent and giveaways at the annual Senior Information Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.
This year's event will have more than 95 exhibits, a news release said. Walgreen's pharmacists also will be available during the entire fair to answer medication questions.
Scheduled speakers and topics are:
•9:30 a.m.: Veteran's benefits, George Jarboe, Allen County Veterans Affairs officer
•10:30 a.m.: Legal and financial planning, local attorney Stephen W. Adair
•11:30 a.m.: Library lending and e-readers, Chuck Burd, Allen County Public Library
•1 p.m.: Scam alert, Marjorie Stephens, Better Business Bureau; and Sara Fleishhacker, Indiana Attorney General's office
•2 p.m.: Safe and inexpensive travel, Sharon Dose, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department
Free lunch will be offered to adults with Senior Information Fair tokens, and a total of $400 in gift cards will be given away.
Parking is free in library parking lots with a library card. Be sure to get your library parking lot pass validated at security desks or the indoor parking kiosk no more than 15 minutes before leaving.
Limited free parking also is available nearby at Plymouth Congregational Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity English Lutheran Church and University of Saint Francis' Performing Arts Center (formerly the Scottish Rite Center).
Community Transportation Network will provide wheelchair-accessible shuttle service every 15 minutes.
For more information, go to www.seniorfair.info.
Frank Campbell, an internationally known expert in the field of loss due to suicide, will lead a conference on that topic 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Walb Student Union Ballroom at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Participants will learn how to assist those who have lost someone by suicide. Police, EMTs, chaplains, religious leaders, mental-health professionals, school counselors and funeral directors are encouraged to attend.
Cost is $30 per person and includes lunch and continuing education credits. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended at www.ipfw.edu/Frank-Campbell.
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana will hold an open house to celebrate its renovation 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at 999 E. Tillman Road.