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The Dallus Floyd Recreation Center at Cumberland University will be the host site Friday for a spectacular event free to the public and directed toward an age demographic of 50 years and older.

The second annual Mature Lifestyles Senior Boomer Event, sponsored by Middle Tennessee Electric and Wilson Bank and Trust, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., and will feature live entertainment, vendor informational booths, free gifts, door prizes and free health screenings provided by University Medical Center.

Although the event is focused on a senior age group, all are welcome to attend as there will be a number of resources available at the event that can provide information and other valuable guides to help with many of the decisions that often are made by family members and others as they care for parents and loved ones.

In the carnival-like atmosphere there will be food concessions, live entertainment, and in general a lot going on. 

All attendees at Friday’s event are encouraged to take advantage of the free health screenings provided by UMC.

UMC’s HealthWorks program is designed to detect early warning signs, encourage intervention and promote a healthy lifestyle.

At UMC’s HealthWorks booth participants will be screened for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose, diabetes and nutrition screenings, wound care screenings, rehab screening, depression screening, pharmacy education, and includes a RN summary station that summarizes the results and provides a professional consultation with a registered nurse.

“The team at University Medical Center is proud to provide health screens to participants and support this great program. We always look forward to seeing everyone at this event…it’s really a great time for us to get out into the community, provide the screens and positively affect the lives of our seniors,” emphasized Anna-Lee Cockrill, UMC director of business development and marketing.

 According to Cockrill, “Cholesterol results are most accurate if the person has not had anything to eat or drink except water for approximately eight hours prior to the test. If your physician has prescribed any medications to be taken with food such as diabetic medications, please take them as prescribed.”

The event Friday will also feature the McClain Christian Academy choral group (performing at 10 a.m.), a special presentation by Dr. Ming Wang (1 p.m.), arts and crafts and as always, a show stopper favorite, retired racing greyhounds that are available for adoption.

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