Middletown Health Fair to spread wellbeing this week

October 14, 2013 by  

The annual Middletown Senior Health Fair will take place later this week at the A.M.E Zion Church, based on West Street.

On the day, free screening will be available for vision, hearing, glucose, and blood pressure. Consultation on podiatry and chiropractic will be available too, as well as massage therapy. Additionally, free information on a variety of health and safety topics, such as fire safety, prescription drugs, Alzheimer’s, and legal services, will be on offer. Brochure printers can enable a wealth of information to be dispersed at health fairs such as this one.

Included in the health fair, a season flu clinic will take place. Those in good health and over the age of four may obtain flu shots. Medicare and private insurance will be accepted with the required insurance card, although those with no insurance coverage may be eligible for a free flu shot. Vaccine supplies are limited; flu shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no residency requirement to participate in the health fair. The venue is handicapped accessible with ample free parking. The 2013 Middletown Senior Health Fair is being sponsored by the Middletown Health Department while the MDA 36 (Mass Dispensing Area made up of Middletown, Middlefield, Durham and Cromwell) is sponsoring the flu clinic. Flu shot consent forms can be found online at each of the MDA cities’ websites.

The fair will take place this Thursday, October 17, running from 9:00 am until noon.