Rep. Wilhour’s Senior Fair Set for April 23rd at Salem Community Activities Center

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is pleased to announce the return of the Senior Fair after a three-year suspension due to the Covid-19 restrictions. A popular program for senior citizens in the past, the number of vendors has more than doubled to nearly 40 local, regional, and state programs, community organizations, businesses, and services offered to constituents. The event will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on April 23, 2024 at the Salem Community Activities Center located at 416 Oglesby Street.

“I am pleased to say we are able to offer this very popular event once again to the seniors in my district,” said Rep. Blaine Wilhour. “This annual event helps older constituents connect with health services, learn about programs tailored to an older clientele, and hopefully help them improve their quality of life through programs to keep them active and healthy for many years to come.”

Local programs and service providers available that day will include the Bryan-Bennett Library, Bandy’s Pharmacy & Home Medical, Salem Travel, and several health and rehabilitation organizations. Some of the regional groups and service providers will include the Midland Area Agency on Aging and the Honor Flight program for U.S. Military Veterans, and there will be State of Illinois representatives for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the I-CASH program through the State Treasurer’s office.

Attendees will be able to take advantage of opportunities for FREE blood pressure and eye screenings from the Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp., discounted lab vouchers from SSM Health, spinal screenings from Salem Chiropractic, and SSM Health Cancer Care colon FIT (fecal immunochemical test) kits.

Complimentary refreshments will be served and attendees are eligible for door prizes.

Constituents may contact the district office at 618-665-4109 or online at for more information.