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August 27, 2012
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Eagle County Senior Health Fair set for Sept. 14

EDWARDS --The Eagle County Ambulance District and the Eagle County Healthy Aging Services are collaborating to host the eighth annual Senior Health Fair on Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.

This Senior Health Fair focuses on the health needs of older adults with a variety of exams such as: vision and hearing screenings, foot and balance screenings, skin cancer exams, flu shots (with Medicare card) and a memory baseline exam. Dieticians will be on hand to discuss lab results and paramedics will check glucose, blood pressure and oxygen levels as well as performing CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) demonstrations. New this year, there is a "Lunch and Learn" lecture titled "How to live to be 100" presented by Dr. Jeffery Wallace, followed by a healthy lunch ($5 donation).

"We all know healthcare can be expensive and hard to come by for seniors. This is a great way to for seniors to gain access to a variety of providers they need," said Cathy Dulac, clinical coordinator with the Eagle County Ambulance District. "The Senior Health Fair gives our older population the opportunity to focus on their individual health care needs with free screenings and information on aging and wellness. We want to try to catch any health issues in the early stages. Eagle County Ambulance District exists to serve the health needs of our area and this is one way we can proactively help our seniors."

Call Cathy Dulac at 970-926-5270 or Pat Nolan at 970-328-8831 with any questions or needs regarding the Senior Health Fair.


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