Preventive Screenings Made Easy at RVNAhealth’s Wellness Fair

Where will you be on Saturday morning, March 25th? If you’re due, or behind, on any preventive health screenings or have health and wellness questions you’ve been meaning to call a professional about – why not stop by RVNAhealth’s Wellness Fair and check some of those things off your list…all in one place, at one time, and its FREE!

So, what’s the big deal about preventive screenings? Yes, they require time – and, let’s face it, it’s not fun – but, going to the doctors for preventive health care visits is an important part of overall health. At these appointments, doctors can recommend certain screenings that you should receive, depending on your age and medical history. These screenings may detect potential health problems early on, when your chances of slowing disease progression and/or successfully treating a health problem are the greatest.

Your age is a starting point in determining which screenings are most important. For instance, someone in their 60’s should be tested regularly for blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, mental health conditions, and certain types of cancer. Other simple types of screenings, such as vision and hearing, are important at any age.

We know one of the barriers to completing these screenings is the challenge of making so many different appointments. That’s why RVNAhealth initiated its Wellness Fair nearly a half century ago – a community event for people to catch up on the most common health screenings, all in one day! And that’s why we continue to offer this FREE event each year. This year, RVNAhealth will host our 48th Annual Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 9am-12pm, at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield. We invite you to come, take stock of your health, learn something new, and walk away with valuable resources.

Led by RVNAhealth’s clinical staff and representing our whole suite of services – nursing, rehabilitative therapies, nutrition, hospice, private caregivers, and social work – this popular event is designed to meet health and wellness needs across all ages. RVNAhealth partners with other local experts to provide a wide range of screenings: anemia, blood pressure, blood glucose, carotid artery, cholesterol, balance, foot exams, grip strength, hearing, vision, skin cancer screening and more. We will also continue our tradition of offering vaccines to the community – including high dose and regular flu vaccines, and COVID-19 boosters.

This year’s event is made possible with the generous sponsorship support of BMW of Ridgefield, Bethel Healthcare/Village Crest for Health and Rehabilitation, Brookdale Place, Homecare Homebase, Ridgefield Crossings, Ridgefield Glass, The Vascular Experts and The Greens at Cannondale/Wilton Meadows.

RVNAhealth will also be collecting donations of healthy, non-perishable food items for our Food Pantry, which serves our homebound and low-income patients in need. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win an Adam Broderick Gift Basket.

To stay up to date on the Wellness Fair or register for reminders, visit our event page. We hope to see you there!

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