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5th Annual Health Fair Best Yet

February 2007

About 200 seniors visited the GSU Alpharetta campus for the 5th annual Health Fair, February 9, for free testing of diabetes, blood pressure, bone density, and cholesterol. North Fulton Regional Hospital and the Gerontology Institute work together each year to provide health information, services of special interest to the 50 + crowd, and the opportunity to consult with two medical doctors and two pharmacists.

Free informational lectures were given each hour ranging from Tai Chi for Senior Health, Advance Directives, Pain Management, to Sleep Disorders. Drawings for free prizes were held and lots of give-a-ways were scooped up by attendees. This is a valuable community service for people over 50, most of whom said they will be back next year. Gerontology staff, students, and alumni served as volunteers for the day.