Hospital to host senior health fair


North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) celebrates its 25th annual North Hawaii Senior Health Fair on May 19 and invites North Hawaii seniors 55 years and older to attend.

“This health fair is often the only time seniors in our community have the opportunity to receive health screenings by physicians, registered nurses and other medical professionals,” says Lowell Johnson, NHCH interim CEO. “This event provides complimentary health screenings and wellness education to nearly 300 seniors 55-plus in North Hawaii.”

Complimentary health screenings will include oral screenings, hearing tests, stroke risk assessments, skin checks, eye screenings, holistic care services, blood pressure, blood tests for cholesterol and glucose by Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii and more.

Health education will also be available from Tutu’s House, the Fire Department, North Hawaii Hospice, NHCH’s Kohala Home Health Care, NHCH’s Rehabilitation Services, NHCH’s Waimea Women’s Center, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, Ho‘onani Place and more.

The annual Senior Health Fair, formerly held in November, has been moved to Sunday, May 19, to support National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Registration is open from 8 to 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch, Bingo and prizes. For more information, please contact Laurie Edmondson at 881-4425.

 

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