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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Health fair

One hundred years ago, only 3 million people (4 percent) in this country were older than the age of 65. Today, more than 36 million Americans are in this age group, and that number is expected to grow over the next 25 years to more than 70 million as baby boomers age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When many people think of aging, they think of poor health and loss of independence. But, neither are inevitable consequences of aging. Learn more about ways to manage your health during the Senior Health Fair, hosted by The Carriage House and Fisher-Titus Medical Center, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 30 at The Carriage House of FTMC-Garden Level. It will offer a variety of health screenings and activities specifically for seniors including:

Cholesterol and glucose screening (a 12- to 14-hour fast is recommended. However, people with diabetes should check with physicians before fasting.)

Nutrition consultations with FTMC dietitian

Medication Consultations with FTMC pharmacists

Blood pressure screening and pulse oximetry

Link to life and home health information

Living will and advance directives information

Information about incontinence

Carotid screenings

Adaptive equipment for everyday life

Cost is $15 or $12 for PrimeCare Advantage members. Appointments are not required. For more information call (419) 660-2544.

Auxiliary book fair

The Fisher-Titus Medical Center Auxiliary will have its annual book fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 in the Ghrist Room (across from the gift shop) in the patient pavilion located off Fisher-Titus Parkway, Norwalk.

Hundreds of new books and gifts will be available at discounted prices.

Proceeds will benefit the FTMC Auxiliary.

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