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Aspen Valley Hospital health fairs on tap

Staff report

Aspen Valley Hospital will hold two health fairs in the next few weeks, with one serving the midvalley community and one for seniors.

Midvalley Health Day takes place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the El Jebel Community Center/Eagle County Government Building. A variety of free and low-cost screenings will be offered.

Free screenings include blood pressure, eye pressure, vision, height, weight, body mass index, body fat percentage, air flow, pulse oximetry and knee exams (wear shorts).

Other tests will be offered at a cost, and flu shots will be available for adults for $35. Participants are encouraged to schedule appointments for their blood draws. This can be done at http://www.avhaspen.org. Those with appointments will be given first priority.

The Senior Health Fair for those 60 and older is 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Aspen Valley Hospital. Appointments will not be scheduled for the Senior Fair.

Flu shots will be available at no cost for those with a Medicare card. The pneumonia vaccine will not be offered this year. Free screenings include blood pressure, oral health, vision, eye pressure, hearing, height, weight, body mass index, air flow, pulse oximetry, skin exams and knee exams (wear shorts).

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Participants should plan to pay by cash or check at both health fairs. For more information, call 970-544-1305.

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