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Free health fair to visit Sanibel

January 18, 2013
Special to the Reporter (sancapnews@breezenewspapers.com) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Lee Memorial Health System Parish Nurse Program is teaming with Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance and Shell Point Retirement Community to provide a series of free health fairs open to the public.

With the help of sponsors, the Parish Nurse program will provide wellness screenings to the Southwest Florida throughout the area.

"This is the 11th year the Parish Nurse program has provided this service to the community and we anticipate a large turnout," said Nancy Roberts, program manager. "At every health fair we've ever done, the screenings have identified the need for immediate care in at least one or two people. Problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease often have no symptoms even though they're life-threatening conditions. These free screenings truly save lives!"

Sanibel Center 4 Life, Library Way and Palm Ridge Road, hosts the first health fair 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

Other health fairs are scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Hope Lutheran Church in Bonita Springs; on Saturday, March 16 at King's Way Christian Center in Cape Coral; on Friday, March 22 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers; and on Saturday, April 13 at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral.

Each health fair offers screenings for Alzheimer's, balance, blood pressure, diabetes, hearing, feet, obesity, oxygen levels, skin cancer, sleep apnea, spinal alignment, fision and pre-screening mammogram appointments.

Information about advance directives, assisted living, brain health, injury prevention, in-home care, pharmaceuticals, skilled nursing care and other services will be available to area seniors.

Life Line Cardiovascular Wellness Screenings will be held at select locations for a reasonable cost. Pre-registration is required by calling 239-272-2817.

 
 

 

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