Thursday, August 28, 2008

Taking it on the road

Fauquier Health is more than a building. Its staff reaches out to the community in a hundred ways, far beyond the boundaries of Fauquier Hospital’s walls.

In September, hospital workers will take their expertise out and about, to meet residents where they live.
On September 13, Fauquier Hospital will offer free health screenings at the Mt. Zion Community Picnic at Eva Walker Park. On the 20th, Haymarket Day will include a Fauquier Hospital booth. In addition to the most common screenings, residents at Haymarket Day may be tested for bone density as well.

For residents of Suffield Meadows, speaker Kenneth Kornetsky, M.D., will discuss advance directives, or living wills, on September 24 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 13
What:
Mt. Zion Community Picnic
When: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Eva Walker Park, Warrenton
Screenings scheduled: Blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate, body mass index and blood sugar

Saturday, September 20
What:
Haymarket Day
When: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Town of Haymarket
Screenings scheduled: Blood pressure, body mass index, bone density; visitors will also be able to “Ask the Pharmacist” about medicines

Wednesday, September 24
What: Speaker Kenneth Kornetsky, M.D., will teach Suffield Meadows residents about advance directives, or living wills, which give guidance to health care providers and loved ones about the kind of care you would prefer in cases where you cannot speak for yourself. Learn how to correctly use these forms.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Suffield Meadows subdivision

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