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Get Your Free Health Screening at AASC’s Spring Fling

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) invites the community to a Spring Fling to celebrate Older Americans Month. Free health screenings will be available for attendees.

The following screening services will be provided: blood pressure, EKG, labs (HgbA1c, PSA Prostatic Specific Antigen and TSH thyroid test), digital prostate screening, foot care screening, skin cancer analysis, pulmonary function testing, sleep study information, and diabetes education.

The Virginia Department of Health will offer immunizations.

Spring Fling takes place Saturday, May 14 on AASC’s central office grounds, 216 College Ridge Road, Wardell Industrial Park, near Southwest Virginia Community College. Activities run from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Activities will include trolley rides for $1, concessions, live music, games for children and adults, face painting, raffles and door prizes. Vendors will have information, giveaways, health checks and immunizations. Vendors include Russell County Health Department, Clinch Independent Living Services, Woodmen of the World, Experience Works, Willis Chiropractic, Senior Navigator and Clinch Valley Medical Center.

Congressman Morgan Griffith’s district director and constituent services representative will be on site to meet with individuals from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also attending will be aides for Senator Phillip Puckett and Delegate Will Morefield.

Every May since 1963, people in towns and cities across the country have come together to celebrate the contributions of older Americans. AASC is using this time to show its support for seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen communities.

AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department for the Aging to carry out the department’s mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties. Visit the organization’s website at www.aasc.org or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.