CAMBRIDGE -- Area individuals age 55 and older are invited to attend the 2015 Older Adult Health Fair on Oct. 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the Guernsey County Senior Citizens' Center, 1022 Carlisle Ave., Cambridge. The health fair provides area residents the opportunity to access low-cost health screenings, enjoy a variety of exhibits, win door prizes and enjoy themselves in a safe and secure environment.
"Since 1995, the Older Adult Health Fair has proven to be an event that individuals, 55 and older who live in Cambridge and the surrounding communities, look forward to every year," said Debbie Stillion, coordinator for the Older Adult Health Fair at Southeastern Med. "Several Southeastern Med departments and physicians associated with the medical center provide the most up-to-date medical information and technology that is available, while local businesses and agencies provide valuable information that attendees can readily utilize."
Departments and physicians associated with Southeastern Med will be providing exhibits including; Dr. Michael Sarap, surgeon with Southeastern Ohio Physicians, Inc; Dr. Charles Perry, podiatrist; Wellness Resources, Cancer Registry and the breast health navigator; Fall Prevention Taskforce, and Southeastern Med Nutrition Services.
Foot health, hearing, blood pressure, vascular, and skin cancer screenings will also be offered free of charge but an appointment is required for the foot health and hearing screenings. Participants are asked to wear shoes and socks that can be easily removed for the foot health screening. Appointments can be made beginning Sept. 21 by calling 740-435-2900.
Southeastern Med's Laboratory Services will provide blood screenings at the event for the following; glucose and lipid profile for $23, thyroid for $23 and prostate for $24. The screenings require a 10 to 12 hour fast with only water permitted. Those participating can still take any morning medications as usual. As registration for this health screening is required, walk-ins will not be accepted. Appointments can be made beginning Sept. 21 by calling 740-435-2900.
Peripheral Vascular Screenings will be provided by Dr. Jackson Flannigan. Those participating (in the vascular screening) must wear socks and shoes. Do not wear stockings or pantyhose. Call 740-435-2900 after Sept. 21 for an appointment for this screening. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but not required. When calling, specify if you would like a vascular screening or blood work.
Flu vaccines will be available at the event provided by the Guernsey County Health Department. Participants must present their Medicare or Medicaid card and be 55 years or older.
Those without a Medicare or Medicaid card will be required to pay the vaccine fee. For questions regarding the flu vaccines, call Angela Gray at the Guernsey County Health Department at 740-439-3577.
Admission to the health fair is free for seniors 55 years and older. Parking is available at the senior center and at the furthest section of the Elk's parking lot. The senior center's transportation van is available for anyone needing a ride to the fair. To reserve a seat, call the senior center at 740-432-3838.