Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics

for Older Adults

 

Older adults in need of preventive health care screenings at no cost or at a lower cost can take advantage of upcoming SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) clinics that begin Saturday, April 14, 2012.  The 2012 spring clinics headed by the Fulton County Department of  Housing and Human Services Office of Aging will feature immunizations and routine health screenings such as tests for cholesterol levels, blood glucose and blood pressure.

 

The clinic dates, times and locations are listed below.

 

Date

Location

Address

Saturday

April 14, 2012

10:00am-2:00pm

East Point Fire Station

2757 East Point Street

East Point, GA 30344

Wednesday

April 18, 2012

10:00 am -2:00pm

Cosby Spears Memorial Towers

355 North Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA  30308

Saturday

May 5, 2012

10:00am-2:00pm

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility

677 Fairburn Road NW

Atlanta, GA 30331

Tuesday

May 8, 2012

10:00am-2:00 pm

HJC Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

2885  Church Street

East Point, GA 30344

Thursday

May 17, 2012

10:00am-2:00pm

Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

6500 Vernon Woods Drive

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Saturday

May 19, 2012

9am-12:00pm

Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility

515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30312

Tuesday

May 22, 2012

10:00am-2:00pm

St. Paul AME

 

1540 Pryor Road SW

Atlanta, GA 30315

 

SPARC Clinics are much more than health fairs.  Citizens who visit SPARC Atlanta clinics can take advantage of several health screenings, vaccinations, nutrition counseling and health education.  The clinics provide referrals when appropriate and track the actions and progress of those who attend. Services available for those who visit the spring 2012 clinics include: 

  • Tetanus and Pneumonia
  • Flu
  • Women’s Health: Clinical Breast Exams, Mammography and Pap Test Referrals
  • STD/HIV
  • Cholesterol/Blood Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Healthy Mind
  • BMI
  • Sleep
  • Colorectal
  • Health Education and Referrals
  • Balance

 

Other available services will include Medicare assistance and Food Stamp Assistance.

 

SPARC Atlanta is administered through a partnership between the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Fulton County Office of Aging.  The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, area hospitals and several other nonprofit organizations comprise a collaborative group that organizes health screenings and services.

 

For more information, call the STARline at 404-613-6000.

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