KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) will hold a 55+ Health Fair on Thursday, July 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the hospital. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature complimentary health screenings, informational displays from external community organizations and internal hospital programs that offer services to support an individual’s health and lifestyle. This is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about services and resources available close to home in the community and at KHC.

Two special presentations will take place: Renee Fitzhugh, RPSGT, Practical Sleep Services, will present a free lecture, Time for a good night’s sleep: Sleep Apnea, at 4:30 p.m., followed by Dr. Hassan, Emergency Department Director, presenting Life Post Menopausal: What health screenings you should not avoid, at 5:30 p.m.

At the event, attendees can take advantage of free health screenings including:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Skin cancer
  • A1C testing (prediabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes)
  • Bone density test sign up (Medicare B covered every 24 months for people who meet the criteria)
  • Compression-only CPR demonstration
  • Fall and Balance performed by 21st Century Rehab staff
  • FREE Medicare Wellness Visit sign up
  • Medication review/counseling

In addition, individuals can receive information about advance directives; cancer prevention and care; diabetes care; robotic orthopedic surgery options at KHC; ways to stay active with the Knoxville Rec Center and Anytime Fitness; services by the Aging Resources of Central Iowa; health insurance information from the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIIP); and so much more!

Complimentary refreshments will be provided as well as giveaways and drawings for door prizes.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion.  For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418.