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Senior Health Fair
November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join the DMU Community for FREE screenings and health information geared towards those aged 50 “and better”!
November 3, 2018
8 a.m. – noon
Des Moines University
Student Education Center
3300 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
If you go: Cholesterol/glucose screenings are very popular and available first-come, first serve. If you plan on taking part in the cholesterol/glucose screenings, it is recommended to ensure the most accurate reading that you have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior. We recommend attendees wear easy-to-remove shoes.
Transportation: Hospitality volunteers on-site will offer a shuttle in the DMU parking lot. Some attendees may be eligible for DART Paratransit services.
What to bring: For those taking part in medication review, please bring all your medications including dosage and frequency.
The Polk County Health Department will provide flu vaccinations. Please bring your insurance card, as some costs may apply for vaccinations.
Des Moines University’s annual “50 & Better” Senior Health Fair combines complimentary health screenings and informational booths with a friendly, social atmosphere.
Attendees at this free, public event can enjoy coffee and refreshments and wind their way through booths specially designed to promote the health and well-being of seniors. Screenings and services range from medication reviews, foot exams and nutritional information to Osteopathic Manual Medicine treatments, bone density scans and cholesterol testing. DMU also hosts outside organizations as vendors, to bring a wide array of health and aging resources under one roof.
This is a great opportunity to mingle with peers and meet with healthcare providers. Please understand that these screenings and services are not a substitute for a thorough and regular evaluation from your health care provider. It is the attendees’ responsibility to convey results to their regular provider and schedule any recommended follow-up appointments.
The Senior Health Fair is organized by students in the Geriatrics Club and is supported by many DMU student groups and departments. To find out more about the fair, call 515-271-1374.
NOTE: To request information, please contact Hanna.deGeest@dmu.edu.