LifeStream’s Fall Festival for Seniors a Great Success

Over 200 individuals joined LifeStream Services at the Treaty Line Pioneer Village to celebrate older adults at the annual Fall Festival for Seniors on September 13 and 14. The Festival included an afternoon of activities including a health fair, pontoon boat rides, BINGO, chair volleyball, prizes, craft activities, musical entertainment by Nashville’s Garcia and Scott, as well as delicious treats including donuts, apple cider, and popcorn.

The annual event, previously hosted by the former Area 9 Agency on Aging for over 25 years, was the first held under LifeStream Services. It is LifeStream’s mission to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. The festival provided entertainment for all during the community day and the second day designed specifically for those older adults living in nursing and long-term care facilities. The annual Fall Festival allowed older adults from surrounding areas to enjoy a unique afternoon out in their community, as well as spend time with old and new friends.

“The smiles and the appreciation of those who attended the festival is what this is all about. For many of these individuals, just getting out of the house is a real treat, let alone a day at a festival,” Laura Bray, LifeStream’s Volunteer Services Administrator, said of the event.

LifeStream is excited to bring the Fall Festival back next year. Those interested in receiving information about next year’s Fall Festival as planning goes underway next summer should contact Beth Evans, Director of Community Services, by calling
800-589-1121 or email bevans@lifestreaminc.org.

Special thank you to this year’s Fall Festival Sponsors including Reid Health, Reid Health Alliance Medicare, Rosebud Village, A&D & Affordable Home Care, Stateline Medical Equipment, Rosebud Village, Natco Credit Union, Heritage House Health & Rehab, Forest Park Health Campus, The Springs of Richmond, Flatrock River Lodge, Arbor Trace, Aseracare Hospice, Brookville Healthcare Center, Caregiver Homes, Fayette Regional Health Centers, Golden Living Center, Home Helpers, Liberty Medicenter Pharmacy, Miracle-Ear, My Gorilla Garage, Nellis Adult Day Care, Premier Healthcare of Connersville, Reid-ANC, Reid Hospice & Oncology Services, Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), The Gutter Shutter, Whitewater Commons Senior Living, Holland Colours, and Whitewater Valley REMC.

In-kind support provided by Abbott’s Candy Shop, Ambassador Health Care, American House Antique Mall, Americana Pizza, Best One Tire & Auto Care of Richmond, Brookdale of Richmond, Brookville Healthcare Center, Carl’s Painting, Chop Top Hair Salon, Cinnamon Spice Bakery, Cutting Edge, CVS, Dairy Cottage, Fayette County Senior Center, Forest Park Health Campus / The Springs of Richmond, Four Seasons Florist, Fredette Cash, Gillman’s Home Center, Golden Comb Beauty Salon, Hartley Hills Country Club, Heritage House Health & Rehab, Home Helpers, Jump In Style Salon & Day Spa, Liberty Medicenter Pharmacy, Little Sheba’s, MainSource Bank, Mainstreeters, Mi’ Lady’s Salon, My Gorilla Garage, Nettle Creek Hardware, Olde Richmond Inn, Premier Health Care of Connersville, Quakertown Marina, Reid Health Alliance, Reid Hospice & Oncology Services, Richmond Furniture Gallery, Richmond Senior Community Center, Shafer’s Pottery, Stateline Medical Equipment, Steve Kreider, The Dairy, Touch of Magic Salon, Turner Insurance, Union County Council on Aging & Aged, Warm Glow Candles, Wheeler’s Antiques, Whitewater Commons Senior Living, Wooden Apple, and Woodruff’s Supermarket.