Lynn Heskett is Medicare and SHIP Coordinator of PCOA talks about the 14th annual Medicare Health Fair.

Discussions about Medicare and its future have figured prominently in politics this year.

But a group of Southern Arizona health organizations has a different message about the much-debated government program: learn a little more about it.

The Pima Council on Aging is joining forces with other groups to hold the fourteenth annual Armory Park Medicare Health Fair on Thursday, October 4th. The fair's goal is to educate local residents about Medicare plans and services, and about their own health.

The fair will include a flu clinic and activities like chair yoga and zumba.

"We want people to come in and get their shots," says Lynn Heskett, PCOA's Medicare coordinator. "There's going to be a lot of information there. Social Security will be there, different hospitals are going to be there, Medicare plans ... [and] staff there to answer questions from the folks."

The health fair is being held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Armory Park Senior Center, which is located at 202 S. Fifth Avenue in Tucson.

If you can't make it, Heskett says, you need not worry--PCOA will continue to provide education about Medicare and other services at its offices in Tucson, as well as during other upcoming events throughout the community.