Going to Senior Expo? Visit the Lakeland Health Pavilion
May 8, 2015
While people don't have control over their genetic makeup, research shows that healthy lifestyle choices do make a difference. A healthy lifestyle helps people feel better, have more energy and reduces the risk of getting heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis and some types of cancer.
To learn more about the factors that affect health and reduce risk of disease, be sure to visit the Lakeland Health Pavilion at the 2015 Senior Expo, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center in Benton Harbor.
New this year will be classes offered by clinical educators on Cooking from the Pantry and Grandparenting, a fun and interactive class to give you skills and tips to keep kids safe while they’re in your care. Check the Senior Expo schedule for specific times of each class.
Lakeland employees staffing the Health Pavilion will provide information about nutrition, heart health, stroke awareness, wound care, MyChart, bone health, and falls prevention. Attendees can find out about preventing and/or manage diseases such as stroke, heart disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
Health screenings available include blood pressure checks, bone density screening, and colorectal screening kits. All screenings and education are provided free of charge and no special preparation is required. Results of most screens will be immediately available, and participants are encouraged to share the results with their physicians.
Be sure to visit Lakeland’s Health Pavilion to find out how making positive lifestyle choices such as increased physical activity, managing stress, positive relationships, safe use of medications, and nutrition contribute to promoting health, a sense of accomplishment, and well-being. And learn more about the many and varied programs and volunteer opportunities available through Lakeland.