Save the date: The 2013 Middletown Senior Health Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the A.M.E. Zion Church, 440 West Street, Middletown.
The free fair features health and safety information on such topics as Alzheimer’s, legal services, police and fire safety, healthy homes, prescription drugs, and more. Health screenings for blood pressure, podiatry, hearing, chiropractic, glucose (no fasting required), and vision will be offered at no charge. Massage therapy will also be available for no cost.
The fair also includes a seasonal flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone over age 4 and in good health can get a flu shot (flu mist will not be available). Private insurance and Medicare will be accepted (please bring your insurance card) but copayment will not be required. Those without insurance may be eligible to receive a flu shot for free. The supply of vaccine is limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Residency is not required. Participants who want a flu shot can save time by downloading their “Consent Form” on line at any of the following websites:
The Senior Health Fair and flu
clinic are open to all. There is plenty of free parking available and the facility
is handicapped accessible.
The fair is sponsored Middletown Health Department. The flu clinic is sponsored by (Mass Dispensing Area) MDA 36 (the towns of Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield, and the City of Middletown).
For more information about the health fair or flu clinic, call: 860-638-4962.
— Information submitted by the Middletown Health Department