Senior health fair

by James on October 28, 2008

If you’re 50 or older, grab your ear trumpet, and listen up!

Des Moines University is holding a Senior Health Fair for those 50 and older. It’s

  • Free
  • Saturday, November 1
  • 8 am until noon
  • Student Education Center (Building 4 on the map)
  • 3300 Grand Avenue

Des Moines University is a great medical resource that finds many ways in which to serve our city. Founded in 1898 Des Moines University is led by former Governor Terry E. Branstad. DMU has programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, health care administration, public health, and more. Hundreds of their graduates practice in the Des Moines area.

It is not often that you will hear the words philanthropy and medicine in the same sentence, but make no mistake; DMU’s Senior Health Fair is a philanthropic contribution from the institution and the people that make up its community. I will attest. The DMU Senior Health Fair is a rare and valuable opportunity. You will have a chance to sit with current DMU students, their teachers, and other health professionals for

  • free screenings of blood pressure, blood glucose, and bone density
  • free review of your current medicines
  • free osteopathic manipulation
  • free foot and ankle screening
  • flu shots (free if you can’t afford it, otherwise for a suggested donation)

The people you will meet and talk with are knowledgeable, kind, and generous with their time. I have gone several times, and I’ve always learned something that helps me stay healthier. I’ll be there. Look for me.

photo by flickr by fozzman

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