Immanuel Lutheran health fair

By on October 21, 2010

BATAVIA—Flu shots, cholesterol tests and screening for macular degeneration and diabetic changes in the eye are just some of the screenings available at Immanuel Lutheran’s annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 24, in the Family Life Center, 950 Hart Road, Batavia. The fair is open to the public.

Heartland Blood Center’s Blood Mobile will be in the church parking lot for those who wish to donate blood. Appointments are suggested for cholesterol tests and blood donations and may be made by calling the church at (630) 879-7163.

There are fees only for flu and/or pneumonia shots and the cholesterol screening. Cholesterol/lipid tests are $35 each, payable when the test is received. Those who choose this will receive test results and counseling before leaving the Health Fair. Medicare will be accepted for flu shots.

The Lions Club will be on site to give free tests test for macular degeneration and diabetic changes to the eyes.

There also will be free visual, dental, hearing and blood pressure screenings; many will be given by Immanuel members who are professionals in their field. More than two dozen hospitals, clinics, and organizations will be on hand with information.

The fair is sponsored by Immanuel’s Health Committee.