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CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (June 26, 2024) – Local seniors received free health services at the inaugural Wellness-On-Wheels Health Fair event hosted in partnership with Cherokee County Senior Services and CareSource.

This event was held on June 25 at the Senior Center in Canton and drew a crowd of roughly 100 seniors. Offerings included non-urgent medical care, vision and behavioral health care at no cost.

“We were recently contacted by CareSource asking us to partner in hosting a health fair event that would be funded through a grant,” said Cherokee Senior Services Director Tim Morris. “We jumped at this opportunity because it allowed us to provide health care to our homebound clients who are normally unable to conveniently access these services.”

Last fall, CareSource awarded the local non-profit, Volunteer Aging Council/Stand Up for Seniors, a grant in the amount of $12,500 to support the health fair. The Volunteer Aging Council applied for the grant on behalf of Cherokee County Senior Services.

In addition to the health services offered, the event featured numerous health care vendors along with lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s.

“We are so excited to have partnered with Cherokee County Senior Services in providing free health care to the community,” said CareSource Georgia Chief Medical Officer Dr. Minh Nguyen.  “We hope to continue this partnership and offering this event in the years to come.”

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ABOUT CHEROKEE COUNTY

Located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Cherokee County is part of the 11-county metro-Atlanta area. Cherokee County boasts a population of more than 286,000, according to the July 2023 Census estimates. It is the one of the fastest growing counties in the metro region and its overall Board of Commissioners-controlled tax burden per capita is one of the lowest in the region. Cherokee County has award-winning parks and recreational facilities, is a destination for corporate headquarters and is a great place to live, work and play. Cherokee County is the best of both worlds because it’s where “Metro Meets the Mountains.” Learn more at cherokeega.com.

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