October 10th, 2012

Great River Health Systems will offer free screenings and health assessments during the Southeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging Senior Health Fair. It is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Memorial Auditorium, 200 N. Front St., Burlington. The free screenings are:

·         Balance

·         Blood pressure

·         Body-fat composition

·         Bone density

·         Depression

·         Diabetes foot screening

·         Ear canal checks

·         Fall risk

·         Grip strength

·         Hearing aid checks

·         Stroke risk

·         Urinary incontinence


Many other Great River Health Systems services and clinics will be featured at the fair:

·         Audiology

·         Center for Rehab and Clinics

·         Corporate Education

·         Diabetes Education Program

·         Great River Cardiology

·         Great River Eye Specialists

·         Great River Friends

·         Great River Medicine Specialists

·         Great River Mental Health

·         Health Fitness

·         Healthy Living Clinic

·         Heart and Vascular Center

·         Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies

·         High Performance

·         Home Health and Hospice

·         Pulmonary Rehabilitation

·         Sleep Disorders Center

·         Snake Alley Rehabilitation

·         Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic


More than 70 local organizations that provide health-related services for seniors participate in the annual fair. People who are 60 years or older, and those who care for seniors are encouraged to participate. For more information, please call the Southeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, 319-752-5433.