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Orland Township to Host Free Senior Mini Health Fair as Part of Older Americans Month

Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, is hosting a free senior mini health fair on Thursday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. The fair will include a day of valuable free health screenings and information provided by local senior service-related agencies, as well as refreshments, raffles and giveaways.

Services available at the fair include the following: body max index calculation, oxygen saturation monitoring, cardiac cancer and colon cancer risk assessments by Advocate Christ Medical Center, free Total Lipid Profile testing and blood pressure screenings by Orland Township, free balance and glucose screenings by VCP Home Health Care, Inc, and hearing screenings by Zounds Hearing Aids. Shingles vaccinations from Orland Township will also be available on this day for a discounted price of $150 per shot. An appointment must be made by May 15 for a hearing screening or a shingles vaccination by calling (708) 403-4222.

The senior mini health fair will also include presentations by Chef Cindy from Victorian Village who will lead “Cooking for One”, EMB Medical Supply, the Orland Fire Protection District who will present on fire safety and severe weather scenarios in their safety trailer, In.PURSEinators Traveling Boutique, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, Synergy Home Health Care, Home Instead Home Health Care, McCord Gallery & Cultural Center, Right at Home, Senior Helpers, Costco, specialty card maker Sharon Bennett and many more.

For additional information on the senior mini health fair or to make an appointment for a hearing screening or shingles vaccine, please call (708) 403-4222. More information can also be found at www.orlandtwp.org.

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