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SMMC’s Valpo center to host TRIAD Health Expo

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Senior Living

Published on October 03, 2018 with No Comments

The Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center at 3800 St. Mary Drive will host the 2018 Porter County TRIAD Health Expo Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The event will feature free health screenings, a vendor fair and health and safety presentations. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers include St. Mary Medical Center Electrophysiologist Dr. Samer Ajam, who will discuss the relationship between atrial fibrillation and stroke; United Way of Porter County Program Director Evelyn Harris, who will discuss the United Way’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program; and Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, who will address safety and security tips for seniors.

Free health screenings include blood pressure, bone density, pulmonary function and peripheral artery disease. Pharmacist Jonathan Guerrero will be on hand for brown bag medication checks and to answer questions.

“This is our biggest community event of the year,” said TRIAD Vice President Danielle Balek. “We appreciate the partnership of the Porter County Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary Medical Center in helping us to bring important health and safety information to the members of our community.”

Porter County TRIAD is a non-profit organization that focuses on the well-being and safety of senior citizens. This is the first year that TRIAD has partnered with St. Mary Medical Center for its annual health expo. The Porter County Sheriff’s Department is also a sponsor for the event, which is intended to provide health and safety information and screenings for community members of all ages.

Advanced registration for the health expo is strongly encouraged. Registration is required for PAD screenings, as there are limited appointments available. To register, call 219-836-3477 or toll-free 866-836-3477.

For more information about the 2018 Porter County TRIAD Health Expo, email portercountytriad@gmail.com.

 

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