Diabetes awareness fair scheduled for November 13

Press Release

Arnot Health, together with the Diabetes Action Group comprising a variety of local health and human service provider organizations, will host its 11th Annual Diabetes Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 13 at the Italian American Veterans’ Club, 1070 Magee Street in Elmira.

The event will feature the following screenings and demonstrations:

• Blood glucose screenings

• Blood pressure screenings

• Body fat analysis

• Footwear information

• Foot screenings

• Information from diabetes care

    vendors

• Hearing aid information

• Vision health information

• Diabetes risk assessments

• “Sit & Be Fit” demonstration

• Food demonstration

• Special veterans’ benefits and

    service information

All veterans are also eligible for free flu vaccines during the event. Family members may receive the vaccine for $30 or with a Medicare Card with valid ID.

Interested individuals are invited to register for this FREE event by calling Health on Demand at 607-737-4499.

The Diabetes Action Group is made up of Arnot Health, Chemung County Health Department, Chemung Valley Rural Health Network, and Creating Healthy Places.