HARTSVILLE, SC (January 11, 2011) — Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is committed to helping seniors make healthy choices that enable them to live their lives to the fullest. Services include monthly health seminars focusing on prevention, the importance of regular screenings and healthy lifestyle activities, monthly social networking opportunities and our Senior Extra website.
The launch of Senior Extra will be a free holiday health screening on December 7, 2010, 8:30-10:30 in the Education Room of the hospital. The screening will include lipid panel, blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass composition, posture and strength training and glaucoma screening. Participants of the screening will be enrolled in Senior Extra and will receive their membership card that day. Participants are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food bank.
“Providing the latest information about health and your well being is our goal at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. We care about prevention and giving our local seniors the tools they need to lead healthy lives,” said Johnna Shirley, Director of Marketing.
Ever-changing advancements in health care allow patients to live longer and improve their overall health. Knowledge is power, which is why Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is hosting a variety of events to share the latest health care news with local seniors. Participating seniors can become members of Senior Extra and benefit from a wide array of learning opportunities.
“Another important goal is to help foster relationships and provide social networking opportunities for seniors in our local community,” continued Shirley.
Senior Extra is designed to help seniors on fixed incomes by offering cost-effective prevention tips and ideas for healthier living.
“Creating a community of knowledgeable, empowered seniors is a priority at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, “ concluded Shirley.