Invest Time in Your Health by Taking Preventative Screenings at Expo
Health screenings enable you to find out if you have a particular disease or condition even if you do not have any symptoms and/or signs of disease.
What is a health screening? Health screening is important to everyone. It involves the use of tests, physical examinations or other procedures to detect disease early in people who look or feel well. Early detection, followed by treatment and good control of the condition can result in better outcomes, and lowers the risk of serious complications. It is therefore important to get yourself screened even if you feel perfectly healthy.
You should take advantage of all health screenings offered. It could save your life. The Power of Age Expo is a great place to take advantage of a multitude of free screenings. Various vendors of Expo will offer free screenings. If your screening results are normal, you should continue to go for a regular screening at the recommended frequency because screening only detects health conditions that are present at the time of screening. If you develop signs or symptoms after your screening, please see your doctor – do not wait for your next screening appointment. If your screening results are abnormal, you should follow-up with your doctor immediately even if you feel perfectly well.
The following health screenings will be available at Expo:
- ATI Physical Therapy - Fall Prevention Screening
- Commonwealth Senior Living Assisted Living and Memory Care - Dementia Screening
- Giant Food - Blood Pressure Screening
- Johns Hopkins University Department of Otolaryngology- Vestibular Testing
- Safeway Pharmacy - Vaccine & Blood Pressure Screenings
- Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC - Vascular, Wound Care, Podiatry and Visual Lower Extremity Screening, including Pulses, PAD and Veins
Drop by our Dementia Friendly Corner
this year, the Dementia Friendly Baltimore County is a new Expo highlight! The Dementia Friendly Corner will be offering: information about dementia supports, presentations on living well with dementia, fun and engaging activities, and a quiet respite lounge for all caregivers/care partners and those living with memory challenges and dementia. Activities will include: LEGO Play, Zentangle Adult Coloring, and more! Educational presentations will include the following:]
- 11 a.m. - TimeSlips Presentation and Activity Table – Center Connection
- 1 p.m. - Dementia Friends Part 1
- 1 p.m. - Dementia Friends Part 2
- 2 p.m. - Stronger Memory Presentation and Activity Table
- 3 p.m. - LEGO Play – Presentation & Activity Table
- 4 p.m. - Project LifeSaver - Overview
- 4:30 p.m. - Music and Memory Presentation and Activity Table
Meet our community’s movers and shakers, volunteering at the Dementia Friendly Corner. Many are part of the Dementia Friendly Baltimore County leadership team, focusing on growing awareness at every touchpoint in our community including: faith communities, neighborhood associations, hospitals, libraries, and more!
If you would like to learn more about how you might become part of this leadership team, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-887-4724.
The Dementia Friendly Baltimore County feature area is sponsored by Remembering Rose Dementia Care, Education and Consultation, Town Square and the Alzheimer’s Association.
In the week before the Expo, check back to download or print the full schedule for use at the Expo. (PDF)
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