FairHaven Funeral Home partner Mark Scheidt greeted attendees of the 2018 Senior Games Health Fair on Thursday at the Community Center in Fort Wayne.
The fair is staged annually in coordination with the opening of the Senior Games and to celebrate seniors' health. FairHaven is a sponsor of the event, which began on June 4.
Scheidt was joined by FairHaven staffers Amy Wade (pictured below) and Lillian Maurice, a pre-need counselor and veteran athlete who played a significant role in arranging the company's participation in the fair.
In an interview, Scheidt, who joined FairHaven recently, had much to say about how planning for the future and taking reasonable steps to make one's wishes known can be a great advantage.
"Health is on the forefront of most senior's minds," Scheidt said. "If they're fortunate to be healthy, they want to maintain that. If not, it's important to make important decisions in advance if possible.That's why we talk to seniors about their options."
FairHaven Funeral Home offers pre-need arrangements that effectively lock in the cost of a funeral at today's prices. Clients also get the opportunity to express their wishes, which together provide clarity and financial relief for families.
In celebrating continued health for our elderly population, the FairHaven booth featured an interactive fishing game that provided healthful snacks to participants.
They were also entered into a draw to win two gift cards for Don Hall's, valued at $50 each.
"Sober as it may seem, seniors demonstrate a lot of grit and wisdom, laughing off the small stuff and confronting reality every day," Scheidt said. "It's not just the athletes."
The fishing competition generated some friendly fun and physical movement. Gift cards will be awarded at the conclusion of the fair and games on June 26.
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