MILTON — The Santa Rosa County Fall Prevention Expo 2018 will take place at 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at the Guy Thompson Community Center located at 5629 Byrom Street.

At the expo, visitors can take advantage of free health screenings and learn more about how to prevent a fall, which is a major issue facing seniors today.

Members of the Santa Rosa Medical Center staff also will be conducting free screenings for items like blood pressure, breast self-exam education, diabetes education, smoking cessation, weight management, and other individual health related issues.

During this year’s expo, seniors can visit with a variety of local businesses and community organizations designed to help serve the areas older residents. Some of these groups include Shine, which serves the health insurance need of elders; Legal Services of North Florida; American Red Cross, who will be offering all residents free smoke detectors; the Santa Rosa County Emergency Operations Center, who will be handing out information on how to stay safe during times of disasters; and Assisted Living Locators, a free community-oriented service to assist seniors in locating the best elder care option’s information and resources available.

Booth space is available for groups or organizations that would like to be a part of this year’s expo.

This year the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the City of Milton are hosting the Fall Prevention Expo.

For more information about the Fall Prevention Expo or booth space availability contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at 983-5220.