Harrisburg, Sept. 26, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) encouraged seniors to take advantage of a variety of free health screenings and services available at the Wellness and Safety Expo in McKeesport on Oct. 4.

“The expo is a great opportunity for seniors to get access to several health services in one convenient location,” said Brewster.

Attendees can get screenings for memory impairment, bone density, body fat, pulmonary function and balance. Blood pressure tests and stress relieving massages will also be available.

Flu shots will be provided by Forbes Hospital. Attendees covered by Medicare Part B should bring their Medicare card to the event, and Forbes Hospital will bill their Medicare carrier directly. Those without Medicare should be prepared to pay a $25 fee at the time of vaccination.

The Senior Wellness and Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McKeesport Palisades, 100 Fifth Ave., McKeesport. Refreshments will be provided.

“This is a chance to be proactive and take preventive action,” Brewster said. “I urge seniors in the area to attend.”

For more information, contact Kathy Jo Osman in Senator Brewster’s McKeesport office at 412-664-5200 or kosman@pasenate.com.

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