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Flu shots, blood pressure checks and more at free senior health fairs

Get your blood pressure checked in addition to other services at senior health fairs offered on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 13.
Get your blood pressure checked in addition to other services at senior health fairs offered on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 13. Bloomberg

It won’t be too long before the weather turns, and then — boom — flu season.

Get ahead of the game and take advantage of a couple of free senior health and wellness events.

A Senior Health Fair designed for those 55 or older is from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Dick Eardley Senior Center, 690 Robbins Road, Boise.

There will be flu shots, blood pressure checks, a foot clinic, hearing and vision screenings, chair massages, caregiver and emergency resources, utility information, and more.

For more information, call 208-608-7580.

A fiesta-themed Senior Faire is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S.

This health and wellness expo focuses on seniors and their families, providing information on insurance, healthy living, finances, home care, assisted living, future planning, travel and more.

In addition, vendors will provide free massages, and spinal and blood pressure checks.

For more information, go to nampaciviccenter.com.

Free community hearing screenings

Get your hearing checked for free at a screening on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Speech and Language Clinic at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive.

No appointment is necessary, and clinicians will see adults, teens and children as young as 3.

Speech-language pathology graduate students, under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists, will conduct the screenings.

Participants will receive their results immediately, including referrals if further evaluation is needed, according to organizers.

If you can’t make this one, additional screenings are also set for Nov. 8, Feb. 21, March 14 and April 11.

For more information, call 208-373-1725.

Every two seconds, someone needs blood

ASA Automotive Systems is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 800 S. Industry Way, Suite 150, Meridian.

To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor key ASA, or call Chris Parish at 208-401-1926.

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451
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