Men's Health Network, in collaboration with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and Pfizer, is hosting a day of fun and wellness
WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued today by the Men's Health Network:
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WHAT: Senior Picnic Festival. Men's Health Network, in collaboration with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and Pfizer, is hosting free health screenings, health information resources and wellness education for DC seniors. Men's Health Network will be providing free glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings. There will also be an opportunity to test attendee's body fat and grip strength and to take self assessment quizzes. Health information will also be provided on men's health, women's health, mental health, disease prevention and more!
The free event is open to DC seniors.
WHEN: June 9, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4300 Anacostia Ave NE
Washington, DC 20019
WHO: The event is free and open to DC seniors who would like to receive free screenings or learn more about their health and the health of their family.
WHY: Older Americans are at increased risk of certain diseases and disorders, however they face many barriers within the health care system. For this swiftly growing segment of the U.S. population, out-of-pocket health care expenditures continue to drastically increase as a percentage of household income. (1)
Events like these, with strong roots in the community, provide a trusted source of health information and resources. In these tough economic times, free preventive screenings and health education play an important role in keeping communities healthy, preventing premature death and ensuring a high quality of life.
Attend this important event to learn more about your health, how to stay healthy, and how to keep your family healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
1) 2008 Older Americans: Key indicators of Well-Being, http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/Data_2008.aspx
SOURCE Men's Health Network