St. Bernards will offer a community Lunch and Learn as well as community screenings on Friday, Feb. 20, at St. Bernards Health & Wellness, 1416 East Matthews Ave.
From 7 until 10 in the morning area residents can take advantage of free screenings for total cholesterol, anemia, glucose, blood pressure, height/weight/body fat percentage and body mass index.
Additional tests will be available for minimal fees and include full lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides), $8.50; hemoglobin A1C (average blood sugar over three months), $6.50; and PSA (prostate specific antigen) for men 40 and older, $12.50.
Fasting for lab testing is strongly encouraged for 6 to 8 hours before the lab draw to increase accuracy of test results.
The February Lunch & Learn will focus on Personal Safety & Self-Defense Tips and will be led by officers from the Jonesboro Police Department. That program is scheduled for noon until 1 p.m. and will include a free heart-healthy lunch. Persons interested in attending the Lunch & Learn must make reservations by Tuesday, Feb. 17, by calling 870-207-7822.
The program is sponsored by St. Bernards Healthcare and Genentech.
Both events will be in the conference room at Health & Wellness.