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3rd Annual SeniorFest set for Sept. 28

Sep. 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- If you are over the age of 50 then you are invited to participate in SeniorFest 2013 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The event, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, is free and features health screenings, flu shots and information from nearly every hospital department.

It will take place in the atrium of the Marshall University Medical Center on the hospital campus.

The event is designed to encourage seniors to take an active role in their health through screenings and useful information about nutrition, exercise and medical services.

Additionally, the annual free prostate cancer screening will be included in SeniorFest with men who qualify receiving a free PSA blood test.

Staff, nurses and physicians specializing in back and spine health, balance, diabetes, joint replacement and much more will showcase the care provided for seniors at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Special activities available all day at SeniorFest include:

- Free PSA blood test prostate screening for men who qualify

- Free flu shots

- Free cholesterol screenings

- Food, games and prizes

Physician specialists will provide the following presentations:

- 9:30 a.m. - Taking Care of the Aging Heart, Rameez T. Sayyed, MD, Cardiologist, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine/Marshall Cardiology

- 10:30 a.m. - Age Related Bowel Changes, Linda Savory, MD, Family Care Physician, Cabell Huntington Hospital Women’s and Family Medical Center

- Noon - Depression, Anxiety and Aging: Causes, Consequences and Care, Penny Koontz, Psy.D, Assistant Professor, Marshall University Psychology Department

For more information or to pre-register for SeniorFest, call Senior Services at Cabell Huntington Hospital at 304-526-2520.

 

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