New this year is the “Ask the Doctor" forum, organized by Senior Services of Will County and LHC-IL Home Health Care.
Kolanowski said Renee’ Black, senior life coordinator at Senior Services of Will County, initiated this part of the event. Black said a variety of specialties will be represented.
"Seniors today spend about seven minutes with their doctor," Black said. "So here is an opportunity to ask one or two of those questions they may not have been able to ask in the office."
According to Black, the one-hour forum will feature a live panel of doctors in the areas of internal medicine, cardiology, geriatric medicine, podiatry, home health care and neurology.
The forum begins at 10 a.m. Would-be attendees should email their questions in advance to Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, seniors may bring questions to the festival registration desk no later than 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Black said.