Seminars, health screenings and door prizes will be part of Fort Gordon's Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday.
"Past Retiree Appreciation Days have been a lot of fun. We feel the attendees got a lot of good information," said Tim Wilson, Fort Gordon's retiree services officer.
Held every two years, the event draws between 400 and 600 people.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Darling Hall, Building 33720, on Chamberlain Avenue. The opening ceremony starts at 8 a.m.
There will be information booths available from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Various veterans' organizations will be on hand, including the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Fort Gordon organizations such as Army Community Services, Veterinary Services, Defense Finance and Accounting Service will present information and answer questions.
A series of informational seminars are also scheduled.
"These are generally based on most questions we get all year," Wilson said.
Topics include combat-related special compensation, retired pay, safety and falls prevention, sex after 60 and early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
In addition, there will be seasonal flu shots, blood pressure checks and cataract screenings. A limited number of EKGs will be performed, Wilson said, and they will be done on a first come, first served basis.
For information, call Wilson at (706) 791-2654.
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