St. Bernards Will Host Free Lunch & Learn and Community Screenings on Friday, Nov. 13

Published on Mon, November 02, 2015
St. Bernards Will Host Free Lunch & Learn and Community Screenings on Friday, Nov. 13

St. Bernards will host a Lunch & Learn on Friday, Nov. 13, that will feature a presentation by Karan Summitt, geriatric health educator with the Medi-Pak Advantage Program at St. Bernards. Her topic will be “Recipe for a Healthy Holiday.”

Summitt will share tips on staying healthy during the holidays and will talk about ways to modify some favorite holiday recipes. In addition, she will share handouts of recipes that are healthier takes on traditional holiday dishes.

The program is scheduled for noon until 1 p.m. at St. Bernards Health & Wellness and will include a free heart-healthy lunch. Persons interested in attending the Lunch & Learn must make reservations by Tuesday, Nov. 10, by calling the St. Bernards HealthLine at 870-207-7300.

In addition, from 7 until 10 that same 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.

Other tests will be available for minimal fees and will 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 program is sponsored by St. Bernards Healthcare and Genentech. Both the Lunch & Learn and the screenings are offered by St. Bernards as ways to help improve the overall health of residents of Northeast Arkansas.

Both will be held in the conference room at St. Bernards Health & Wellness, 1416 East Matthews Ave.