COA presents free senior health fairPublished 12:19pm Thursday, September 3, 2009
CASSOPOLIS – The annual Cass County Council on Aging (COA) Senior Health Fair Friday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon is a one-stop event designed to help seniors and those who care for them understand and achieve healthy living.
This year’s Health Fair will again bring local medical providers to answer questions and provide services for seniors – all under one roof.
Podiatrist Dr. William Fox of Niles Foot Clinic will provide free foot screenings; Dr. John Hayman will check for oral cancer; and Dr. Michel Listenberger will provide basic vision screenings.
Tests are open to anyone over 50.
Some offerings require appointments.
Tests and screenings available include osteoporosis screening, PSA tests for men and hearing screenings. Local health-related organizations and businesses will have information about products and services available in the area.
A free brunch will be provided. COA staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions about the wide variety of COA programs and services. Admission is free of charge.
Call (269) 445-8110 or (800) 323-0390 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Medication drop-off today
Today, Thursday, Sept. 3, anyone with unwanted, unused or outdated drugs may bring them from 10 a.m. to noon to the Cass County Council on Aging
People dropping off medications will be required to provide their name and wait for the medications to be checked and logged in.
For safety reasons, all medications must be in their original containers with original prescription or manufacturer’s labels. No loose pills or containers containing multiple types of medications can be accepted.
Medications will not be accepted any other time. However, the drug drop-off event will be held on the first Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon.
All dropped-off medications will be destroyed by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information, call the Cass COA at (800) 323-0390 or (269) 445-8110.
COA brings in guest pharmacists
Two Cass County Council on Aging support groups will feature pharmacists as guest speakers in September.
The Parkinson’s Support Group will hear from Tom Foley, R.Ph. from Lakeland Pharmacy Shoppe in St. Joseph, Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.
The MS Support Group will welcome Justin Dunnem, R.Ph. from Martin’s Pharmacy in Granger, Ind. to their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.
Both groups are free of charge and open to anyone who is affected by either condition.
For more information on these and other support groups and services, call (800) 323-0390 or (269) 445-8110.
The Cass County Council on Aging is at M-60 and Decatur Road in Cassopolis.