Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
For Journalists
Manager
Telephone: 412-586-9762
Director
Telephone: 412-417-2582
Other Inquiries


UPMC Senior Community Cumberland Woods Village to Host Health Fair for Seniors

WHAT: Day-long health fair for area seniors who will receive free evaluations including blood pressure, bone health, medication review and vision questions to assess balance and fall risks. There will be a demonstration and discussion regarding driving safety tips and recommendations for seniors. In addition, the UPMC Health Plan SMART unit will be on site. Gardening and cooking demonstrations, as well as Oasis successful aging programs, will be available. Tours of Cumberland Woods Village will be offered throughout the day.

WHO: Local area seniors; representatives from the UPMC Health Plan, University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute, and the Center for Rehabilitation Services; nursing and pharmacy students; as well as other local and UPMC envoys:
Neil Resnick, M.D., Chief, Division of Geriatrics, UPMC, will speak on, “Dispelling the Myths on Aging” at 9 a.m.
Leslie Bonci, Director of Sports Nutrition, UPMC, will discuss, “Eating Well, Aging Better,” at 11 a.m.
 
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2012
 
WHERE: Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park (located on the UPMC Passavant campus)
 
WHY: Falls and mobility problems often are common in older adults, but are not just the result of getting older. Many falls can be prevented. A number of factors contribute to a person’s likelihood to fall, such as medications, muscle weakness, poor vision and the environment. In many cases, falls result in serious problems for older adults that include the loss of confidence, self-esteem and reduced independence.

In addition to this UPMC Health Plan fall-prevention assessment, seniors will receive information on other health-related issues including nutrition, cardiac health, stroke and injury prevention, and incontinence. Community College of Allegheny County will provide details about free classes available for seniors.

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions. All rights reserved.

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

© UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA UPMC.com