Tulsa Police Hold Senior Lifestyle Fair

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 6:02 pm
By: News On 6

Tuesday, Tulsa's financial crimes unit hosted a fair for seniors to educate them about their health, legal issues and how to be safe.

The ladies from First Baptist North Tulsa Seniors do all kinds of activities together, so when they heard about the free senior fair, they came to check it out.

They had their blood pressure and blood sugar tested. They talked to health care agencies about what types of products and services they might need someday. And they listened to speakers talk about guardianships, elder abuse, volunteer opportunities and scams.

"We found out through watching our grandparents and how society is changing, we have to step up and take care of ourselves," Linda Trent said.

Trent said that means getting out, staying active and doing all they can to remain physically and mentally independent for as long as possible.

"We don't want to see any of our seniors lose out in life, don't want them to have to leave their homes or go into assisted living or nursing homes. We want to live long and strong and keep our minds strong in our environment," she said.

The group said one way to stay strong is to make sure seniors are not isolated, but are social and active with others.

"We talk together, we exercise together, go to church together - that's good because we need that comradery," said Trent.

This is the third year the Tulsa Police Department has sponsored the senior lifestyle fair, and it's grown every year.