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Thursday, September 15, 2011

St. Francis Health-based Senior Promise gears up for Fall Health Festival

INDIANAPOLISSenior Promise is hosting its Fall Health Festival, Friday, Oct. 14, at The Atrium, 3143 E. Thompson Road.
The annual event, which is from 9 a.m. to noon, is geared for those 50 and older, people with diabetes, caregivers and those seeking community resources for seniors and people with disabilities. There’s adequate parking at The Atrium, which is wheelchair-accessible.
The festival offers various health screenings and information on a variety of medical topics, most of which are free. A limited number of cholesterol screenings will be available and participants are asked to stop by the booth to receive a scheduled time to return for the test.
Senior Promise, a program based at Franciscan St. Francis Health, also offers free flu shots to those receiving Medicare. Those without the card will be charged $30.
Among the tests available: blood pressure, feet, oral cancer, balance assessment, vision and car fit assessment.
Launched in 1987, Senior Promise provides its 9,000-plus members a variety of meaningful services and benefits for people age 50 and older.
More information about the program is at, or call 317-782-6660.