St. Bernards Will Offer Screenings at Sept. 15 Senior Services Fair

Published on Fri, September 02, 2016
St. Bernards Will Offer Screenings at Sept. 15 Senior Services Fair

St. Bernards will host a Senior Services Fair from 7 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave.

The event will include special speakers, a community screening and booths manned by representatives from departments within the healthcare system that help meet senior needs.

Some screenings will be offered free of charge, while others will be available for minimal fees. Free screenings will include total cholesterol, anemia, glucose, blood pressure, height/weight/body fat percentage and body mass index.

Tests that will be available for minimal fees include full lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides), $8.50; hemoglobin A1 (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.

Three speakers will share information on topics of interest to seniors. At 8 a.m., Cynthia Abel with the Center on Aging Northeast, will talk about “Extra Help Programs.” At 8:45 a.m., Joanne Woodward, RN and director of the St. Bernards Total Joint Advantage joint replacement program, will discuss “Bones and Joints,” touching on things to do to enhance and protect bone health. And at 9:30 a.m., Dr. Thomas Mulligan, geriatrician with the St. Bernards Senior Health Clinic, will speak about “Successful Aging.”

Light refreshments will be served. And door prizes will be given away.

The fair is open to the interested public at no charge.