Saluda Living in Place to sponsor free health screenings on Oct. 19

Published 2:40 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Saluda Living in Place (SLIP), an organization in Saluda, which is aimed at helping seniors stay in their own homes as they age, is sponsoring free health screenings on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m.–noon at the Saluda Fire Department on Greenville Street in Saluda.

Wellness on Wheels from Park Ridge Hospital will be offering free health screenings in the WOW van in the Saluda Fire Department parking lot. This is an opportunity to have cholesterol, lipids and glucose, blood pressure, body composition and bone density testing. Fasting is preferred for blood testing but not mandatory.

Healthy snacks and drinks will be available after you are finished, and representatives from the Saluda Senior Center, Polk County Transportation, Seasons of Life Home Care, The Free Clinics, Polk County Dental Health, Senior Life Solutions, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Infusion Clinic, Lisa Broyles, MD, Aging Projects Inc., and Aging Decisions will be there to share valuable information. There will also be a resource table with many materials for you to take home.

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For more information, contact Edie Campbell at 828-243-0734 or by Oct. 9.

– submitted by Lynn Cass