Community Health Day - Castleton
Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, August 28, 2023 – The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging is proud to announce a series of upcoming Community Health Days, made possible through a partnership with the Rutland Free Clinic, and Community Senior Centers. These events are designed to provide valuable health resources and services to older Vermonters in the Southwestern Vermont region, enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthier community.
The Community Health Days will feature a range of critical offerings, including free Stay Steadi screenings – designed to help prevent falls – as well as comprehensive health screenings conducted by registered nurses. For individuals over 65 without a Medicare Part D plan, this initiative provides a unique opportunity to receive flu, shingles, pneumonia, and tetanus vaccinations free of charge. These vaccinations are essential in safeguarding older Vermonters against preventable diseases, especially during the upcoming flu season also, anyone over the age of 18- 64 can also receive vaccinations free of charge.
In addition to the health screenings and vaccinations, these events will offer resources and educational materials focused on self- advocacy during medical appointments. Empowering our older Vermonters with the knowledge and tools to effectively communicate with healthcare professionals ensures that they receive the best possible care, fostering a sense of agency in their medical journey.