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Published on April 30, 2015

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital to Kick Off Older Americans Month with Free Health and Wellness Series

Darby, PA (April 30, 2015): Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital will offer a free health and wellness series in May in honor of National Older Americans Month. The series features free screenings and educational sessions aimed at arming seniors and caregivers with the latest information on a variety of health, wellness and safety topics.

The events are open to the community and include:

Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Walgreens Pharmacy
May 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
52 Chester Pike, Darby, PA

Dine with the Docs: Caregiver Support for the Elderly
Presented by Mercy LIFE’s Dr. Donna Raziano.
May 5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary dinner will be served. Call 1.877.GO MERCY to register.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Medical Science Building, Norman N. Cohen, MD Auditorium, 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA

Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Walmart Pharmacy
May 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
501 North MacDade Boulevard, Glenolden PA

Aging at Home: Helping Seniors Age Well at Home
May 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Jennifer Barnhart from United Way and Trindy S. Grundy from Senior Community Services.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Medical Science Building, Lobby Floor, Room A, 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA

Health Fair at Friendship Circle
May 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Health and wellness information as well as free blood pressure and osteoporosis screenings will be offered.
1515 Lansdowne Ave, Darby PA

Dine with the Docs: One Stroke At A Time: Learn About Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Treatment

May 19, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Neurologist Dr. Ayesha Mahmood. A Stroke Risk Assessment will also be included. Complimentary dinner will be served. Call 1.877.GO MERCY to register.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Medical Science Building, Norman N. Cohen, MD Auditorium, 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA

Lunch and Learn Series
May 20, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.)
Call 1.877.GO MERCY to register. Sessions will include:

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Presented by Joann Bevan MSCCCA Audiologist.
Hearing loss becomes more prevalent as we age. Join us as we discuss hearing loss, how it affects our everyday living and what can be done to help.

For Your Eyes Only
Presented by Dr. Gabriele Ortiz, BA, COA.
Get information on eye care tips and eye health including dry eye, seasonal allergies and pink eye.

Medication Madness
Presented by Dr. Joseph B. Straton, MD, MSCE, Mercy LIFE Physician.
Get expert information that will help you manage multiple medications and avoid adverse reactions from drug interactions.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Medical Science Building, Norman N. Cohen, MD Auditorium, 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA

Driving Safely As We Age
May 27, 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Lauren M Amway, MPH Project Coordinator, Delaware County Transportation Management Association
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Medical Science Building, Lobby Floor, Room A, 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA

Ann D’Antonio

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
610.567.5334
adantonio@mercyhealth.org
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

610.731.1481
Before or after normal business hours

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
610.237.4000

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