|Feb 13, 2004.
Free health screening of cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density, and balance were provided for over 250 seniors as the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University and North Fulton Regional Hospital (NFRH) teamed up to sponsor their second annual Health Fair, February 13 from 9 am- 2 pm. NFRH also provided two doctors of internal medicine and a pharmacist who gave free consultations to attendees at GSU’s Alpharetta campus. Free lectures addressing issues of Alzheimer’s disease, Medicare changes, osteoporosis, lower back pain, and long term care insurance were scheduled throughout the day.
A highlight for many participants was visiting with Happy Tails therapy dog who roamed the halls with their owners dispensing love and affection. This program trains friendly dogs to visit residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
ther exhibits and information included, hip / knee replacement, Alpharetta Police and Fire Services, cardiac rehab, diabetes prevention, pain control, women’s services, Roswell Imaging, infection control, clinical dietician, emergency/trama/safety, and Alszheimer’s disease.
A unique volunteer opportunity was presented by Dr. Jaye Atkinson, Project Director of Georgia State’s GrandPanthers Research Subject Registry, a pool of older people who agree to participate in various GSU gerontological faculty research projects.
NFRH, the Gerontology Institute, and other exhibitors provided free give-a-ways, prizes, and refreshments for all who took advantage of this community service on their “lucky day for health.”