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Health & Wellness Fair Sept. 20 at Bend Senior Center

September 13, 2016

Bend, Ore. – (Sept. 12, 2016) – In recognition of National Senior Center Month, the Bend Senior Center is hosting its annual “For the Health of It” Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from noon to 3 p.m.

The event is free to the public and will offer health screenings including balance testing, hearing testing, vital sign monitoring, body fat testing and blood pressure monitoring on the lawns of Larkspur Park adjacent to the Bend Senior Center. 

The health fair will also feature mini shoulder massages, local health practitioners and healthy food information and demonstrations, and the event’s seasonal tradition of flu shots.

Flu shots are $14.99 for low dose and $42.99 for high dose or free with a Medicare, Regence Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Humana, PacificSource Medicare, Providence, Moda or PacificSource insurance card. Patrons should bring their insurance card.  If a co-payment is required, they should be prepared to pay on site.

In addition, attendees are invited to enjoy a free barbecue lunch hosted by PacificSource Medicare from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Information will also be available about the Bend Senior Center expansion project currently in design phase.

The health and wellness fair is produced in partnership with St. Charles Health System, Humana, Mt. Bachelor Assisted Living & Memory Care,  Thelma’s Place, PacificSource Medicare, Home Instead Senior Care, Providence Medicare  and Whispering Winds Retirement.

Event highlights include:

  • Noon to 3 p.m.            Interactive display and demonstration booth
  • Noon to 3 p.m.            Flu vaccinations and health screenings
  • Noon to 3 p.m.            The “Strollin’ Colon” Interactive Display about colon health and cancer hosted by St. Charles Health System
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.       Free community barbecue – Sponsored by PacificSource Medicare

Parking is free at the Bend Senior Center. The center is served by Cascades East Transit route 5-6. Schedule is available at www.cascadeseasttransit.com or (541) 385-8680.

For additional information, contact the Bend Senior Center at (541) 388-1133 or visit www.bendparksandrec.org.