Free Healthy Aging Clinic for ​ 60-over population is June 13

Free Healthy Aging Clinic for ​  60-over population is June 13

The Falls Prevention Program of Holmes, Wayne and Ashland, led by the Holmes County General Health District, is sponsoring a Healthy Aging Clinic for the 60 and over population at Sunshine Villas’ community room, 149 E. Jones St., Millersburg, on Thursday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This clinic is not income based.

The Healthy Aging Clinic will provide free fall risk screenings, hearing screenings, vision screenings, mediation reviews and depression screenings. Each screening will be no more than 30 minutes in length.

The fall risk screenings will be provided by trained Medical Reserve Corps volunteers of the health district. The individual will be screened in three different fall risk assessments. After the fall risk screening, an educational meeting will be held with Kerry MacQueen, health educator/injury prevention coordinator at the HCGHD, to discuss falls prevention and make a referral with the agreement of the individual to the Falls Prevention Program. Results from the fall risk screening will be shared with the individual as well as documentation results of the screening that could be shared with healthcare providers.

Modern Hearing Solutions will conduct the hearing screenings. Education on the results of the screening will be reviewed with the individual with potential referrals.

Kristin Yabroff, RN and MRC volunteer, will provide vision screening as a screening only. No diagnosis will occur. State vision provider information will be made available to those who participate in the vision screening.

Joel Gause, pharmacist and owner of Premier Pharmacy, will provide medication reviews. Individuals who have registered for a medication review must be able to provide a list of current medications being taken including over-the-counter and supplements and results from current blood work. This information needs to be shared with MacQueen by June 6 for an appropriate medication review discussion.

Kris Kurtz, public health nurse at the Holmes County Health District, will provide depression screenings.

Call MacQueen at the health district at 330-674-5035 ext. 251 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. No walk-in appointments are available.

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