Published on October 15, 2019

Silver Cross Senior Advantage Hosts Health Fair November 8

Free Health Screenings, Medicare Education, Flu Shots and More

 

Silver Cross Senior Advantage will hold a Health Fair on Friday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Complimentary valet parking will be available.

Brian Thornton, Director of Individual Medicare Product Sales from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will present a free lecture entitled Medicare 101 at 9:15 a.m. and Dr. Reshma Relwani, Internal Medicine Physician from the Silver Cross Medical Group will present at 10:15 a.m., discussing the important screenings available to Medicare Recipients.  Attendees can also gather educational materials from representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and United Healthcare.

 At the event, attendees can take advantage of an abundance of free health screenings including:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Glucose (non-fasting, finger stick)
  • Colon Cancer Screening Kits (Fecal Occult Blood)
  • Fall and Balance Screenings performed by Shirley Ryan Ability Lab’s Brain & Balance Clinic
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Ocular Pressure Screenings provided by Advanced Eye Care SC

 Walgreens will offer flu and pneumonia immunizations (insurance will be billed). In addition, attendees can receive information about stroke from the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute; emergency care and Urgent Care; cancer prevention and care; diabetes education from the Silver Cross Diabetes Center; Home Health, Wound Care Center, as well as learning about volunteering opportunities at Silver Cross. Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital will be providing information on mental health resources for all ages, including the senior population.  There will also be representatives from the following skilled nursing facilities: Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Alden Estates in Shorewood, Lemont Center and Victorian Village.

Complimentary coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  And, there will be a chance to win a fabulous door prize. Advanced registration is NOT required.  For more information, call (815) 300-7091. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Truven Health/IBM Watson 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group. With over 4,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 302-bed acute care hospital and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital in 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. In 2018, Silver Cross provided over $35 million in charity care and other community benefits. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org.  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.