Two healthcare services, Intrepid USA Home Health Care and Vista Care, had representatives at City Hall for the event Monday.
According to a press release provided by Intrepid representative Robin Collins, the organization had scheduled a senior health fair/flu shot clinic Tuesday at Lynn's Pharmacy. The shots were available at no cost for Medicare recipients who provided their Medicare card or $25 for those without Medicare.
"Caring for the sick, elderly and those recuperating from surgery in their homes truly is a privilege for us," Intrepid US Administrator Shirley Jeffers said.
"Home care professionals, volunteers and modern medicine make it possible for people to stay in their homes, where Hoosiers want to be. Our goal is to return an individual to the highest level of independence possible."
According to the proclamation, more than one million Americans living with life-limiting illness and their families received care from the 4,100 hospice and palliative care programs in communities throughout the United States last year.