On Tuesday, May 30th, KCEOC held its annual Older American’s Month Celebration event at the Stivers Aquatic Center. The celebration hosted 36 seniors who were provided a free guest pass by the Stivers Aquatic Center to access all of the amenities offered by the center. The attendees were also able to attend a strength, and range of motion class.

KCEOC’s Emergency Services Manager, Shawn Bingham, welcomed this year’s attendees by presenting the importance of seniors, and their contributions to our community. Bingham also illustrated how KCEOC and other local community partners are working to address the needs of Knox County seniors.

This year’s guest speakers included Director of the Senior Care Program at Knox County ARH, Brittney Saylor, who provided a presentation about the program they offer. Danielle Barrett from the Knox County Cooperative Extension Services spoke with attendees on Alzheimer’s Awareness and Detective Steve Owens of the Barbourville Police Department spoke about community safety, scams that target seniors, and informed attendees on ways they can protect themselves.

KCEOC would like to thank our guest speakers, as well as other local agencies that set up as vendors and provided free information to this year’s attendees: Professional Home Health, The Knox County Health Department, The Cumberland Valley Area Development District, Grace Community Health Center, Q-Source, Knox Cooperative Extension Service, and the Knox County ARH Senior Care Program.

If you would like more information on the services KCEOC provides the seniors of Knox County please contact Shawn Bingham at (606) 546-3152.