Health Briefs: Blood pressure clinics, destination wellness
Blood-pressure clinics offered
The Visiting Nurses Association hosts monthly blood-pressure clinics throughout the area.
Washington Township Fire Hall, 4078 Route 66, 11:30 a.m. to noon, second Wednesday
Avonmore Senior Center, Railroad Street, 11:30 a.m. to noon, first and third Wednesday
East Vandergrift Senior Center, 400 McKinley Ave., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., first Monday
Armstrong County, Ford City, and Kittanning-area:
Balcony Towers, 301 S. McKean St., Kittanning, 10 to 10:30 a.m., fourth Wednesday
Rite-Aid, 838 Fifth Ave., Ford City, 10:30 to 11 a.m., second Wednesday
Millwood Arms Apartments, 301 13th St., Ford City, 11 to 11:30 a.m., second Wednesday
Freedom Apartments, 1001 Fifth Ave., Ford City, 9:30 to 10 a.m., second Wednesday
YMCA,138 N. Water St., Kittanning, 9 to 9:30 a.m., fourth Wednesday.
Southern Butler County:
Golden Agers Saxonburg VFW, Jefferson, 11 a.m. to noon, second Tuesday
Sarver Senior Center, Zion United Methodist Church, 438 Bear Creek Road, Buffalo Township, 11 a.m. to noon, third Monday
Winfield Fire Hall, 200 Brose Road, Cabot, 11 a.m. to noon, third Thursday.
Details: Call 724-234-5953.
Destination Wellness administering flu shots
Allegheny Valley Hospital's Destination Wellness at Pittsburgh Mills, Entry 5, Frazer, offers free blood-pressure screenings and flu shots.
Blood pressure screening hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Flu shots are also available on a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. You must be at least age 18.
Cost is $25 for ages 18 to 65. You are responsible for payment and submitting to your insurance company.
The hospital will bill the insurance company for ages 65 and older.
Details: Call 724-274-5202.
— Staff reports
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