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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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

INDIANAPOLIS – Senior Promise is hosting its 19th annual Fall Health Festival, Friday, Oct. 12, at The Atrium Banquet Hall, 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 wheelchair-accessible facility.

The festival offers information on a variety of medical topics and health screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure, oral cancer, balance assessment, vision, diabetes foot, and lung/air capacity.

The Visiting Nurse Service at St. Francis will be on hand to offer free flu and pneumonia shots to those receiving Medicare Part B or having Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance. The flu vaccine is $35 and pneumonia vaccine is $70 for non-Medicare enrollees and non-Part B Medicare beneficiaries.

The festival is attended by an estimated 600 each year, one of the largest senior health fairs in Central Indiana.

Launched in 1987, Senior Promise, a program based at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis, provides its 22,000-plus members a variety of meaningful services and benefits for people age 50 and older throughout the year.

For more information about Senior Promise call 317-528-6660.