Senior Briefs: 06-10-11

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Briar Hill plans community picnic June 15
NORTH BALTIMORE – Briar Hill health campus invites families and the
community to join residents and staff at their annual Summer Community
and Family Picnic on Wednesday. There will be food, fun and games from 5
to 7 p.m.
Admission is one non-perishable, canned or boxed food donation per
person to support Briar Hill’s Independence from Hunger food drive.
Briar Hill hosting anti-hunger food drive
NORTH BALTIMORE – Briar Hill Health Campus invites North Baltimore and
the surrounding communities to join their staff and residents in
participating in their annual Independence from Hunger food drive,
taking place now through June 28.
With the community’s participation, the health campus is hoping to more
than triple last year’s total of 2100 pounds by achieving 7000 pounds of
food donations.
Briar Hill, at 600 Sterling Drive, will be accepting canned and boxed
non-perishable food items, as well as cash donations, at the admissions
office or nurses’ station. The campus will celebrate the 4th of July by
donating the items to a local food pantry. Call (419) 257-2421 for more
details.
Fostoria hospital to offer free osteoporosis screenings
FOSTORIA – To help promote bone health, Fostoria Community Hospital will
offer free bone density heel screenings next Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30
a.m. in the main lobby, entrance 1.
One out of every two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will
have an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime. The bone
density heel test gauges risk for osteoporosis.
During the test, which requires a bare foot, the heel must be kept still
for best results. An average test takes about one minute, and will be
followed by counseling.
This free screening is recommended annually for both men and women over
the age of 50. No appointment or physician referral required.
To learn more, call the hospital radiology department at (419) 436-6643.

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