Ohio State Fair senior day offers discounts, free screenings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair will feature discounted admissions and free health screenings for visitors age 60 and over.

The "Well Beyond 60!" EXPO is July 31. The Ohio Department of Aging says the event will include blood pressure and vision screenings, risk assessments for falls, computerized balance testing and information on nutrition and home adaptation.

Department of Aging Director Beverley Laubert says people regardless of their age can make choices and adopt habits to become healthier and enjoy more active and independent lives.

Two "Walk with a Doc" advice sessions during fairground tours, a falls prevention workshop and a concert entitled "The Rat Pack Is Back" are planned.

EXPO admission is included in the $4 senior gate price. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.