At the Calcasieu Sheriff's Senior Fun Day, older people come from all around to get information and find out about services available in the community.
Kathy Hebert demonstrates oxygen testing: "It's to see if there's enough oxygen in their body. If there's not then we definitely, if there's a problem with the reading, then we recommend that we contact their doctor."
Adele Mart with Triad offers ways to protect against fraud: "As to what's going on in the community, what to be aware of and what to do in case a crisis arises."
In addition to lots of great, useful information, seniors here get to visit their friends and make many new ones.
With a little luck, you could even win a door prize. But it's the seniors themselves who perhaps have the most to teach.
Widows Bonnye Hebert and Joy Christy have always been devoted sisters.
"She's just my companion and I love her," says Bonnye.
But when Joy recently lost her vision, Bonnye really came through for her.
"My sister made a wonderful home for me in her home," Joy says. "She divided and gave me her sewing room and her extra bedroom and a bathroom and built me a great porch on the back and let me bring two old cats in my apartment and two old dogs in the backyard."
The sisters offer a lesson for parents: "They can teach their children as our mother did to love each other and that there's not anyone who will stand by you like your siblings would."
A life lesson from seniors who know.
Reporter: David Soileau, KPLC 7 News Senior Reporter
Here is a list of all the vendors that attended the Senior Fun Day at Burton Coliseum: