Buffalo-area residents are invited to
join the free Healthy Communities Partnership. Participants receive free
annual health screenings and coaching with wellness specialists for three
years. The program is free and open to anyone 18 years of age and older. To
get started, the first year's health screenings are offered throughout the
fall at Buffalo
Hospital, 303 Catlin Street:
- September 26, 6:30 to 11
- October 29, 6:30 to 11 a.m.
December 10, 6:30 to 11 a.m.
People can register for free
appointments by calling 763-684-7025. Each appointment takes about 30 minutes
and includes blood sugar and cholesterol level checks, body mass index
testing and blood pressure and pulse reading. The Healthy
Communities Partnership, sponsored by Allina Health's Penny George
Institute for Health and Healing with the George Family Foundation, works
with communities to get healthy and stay healthy. The Buffalo-area community
is one of 13 in the Healthy Communities Partnership.