Provider fair planned


PIQUA — The Northern Office of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley will host a Provider Fair for health care professionals and interested community members on Thursday, March 30 in the North Hall of Edison Community College in Piqua. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Titled “Enhancing Life for Older Adults,” the Fair will include displays by health and senior care providers, in addition to presentations on a variety of topics of interest to seniors and those who care for them. Attendees will have a chance to gather information and network.

The first of four presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Officer Michael McRill of the Sidney Police Department speaking about “Identifying and Preventing Drug Abuse.” The second presenter is Lai Bryant-White of the Montgomery County Job and Family Services, Adult Protective Services unit. Her topic is “The Role and Responsibilities of Adult Protective Services.”

Following lunch, Deron Emmons from Interpreters for the Deaf LLC will present “C-Print Captioning and Sign Language for Persons with Hearing Loss.” The last session of the day will be “Recent Changes to Medicaid: The 1634 Conversion,” presented by Matthew Barnes of Pro Seniors.

Providers are encouraged to display and share information about their services. Tables are available by request and providers can set up between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the event. The day includes a complimentary box lunch and free CEUs for attendees.

There is no cost to attend, but all participants must register. Registration deadline is March 20. Go to to register. If you have questions, contact Elaine Schweller-Snyder, CSSMV Northern Area Development and Marketing Coordinator, at [email protected].

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