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Health Briefs

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Health & Wellness, Senior Living

Published on July 04, 2017 with No Comments

Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings

Fagen Pharmacy at 3400 N Calumet Ave, in Valparaiso is offering free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings every Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Cholesterol and A1c will also be available for $20 each. For more information call 219-462-4381 or visit www.fagenpharmacy.com.

Support for Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association offers three local support groups: at its Merrillville facility at 8679 Connecticut St. on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Michigan City at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 101 St. John’s Rd., the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.; and at the Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson St., the second Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/indiana.

Men’s Support Group

Do you feel overwhelmed taking care of your loved one? You are not alone. Come and join other men who are experiencing the same difficulties you are. The men meet at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Viking Chili Bowl, 105 U.S. Hwy. 30 in Valparaiso. Senior breakfast is included.

Blood Pressure Screening

NorthShore Health Center provides free blood pressure screenings to walk-in patrons at Westchester Public Library’s Thomas and Hageman branches. Screenings are offered from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month at Thomas, 200 W. Indiana Ave. in Chesterton, and from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Hageman, 100 Francis St. in Porter. For more information, call 219-921-0964 ext. 1150.

 

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