Believing it’s never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you, North Cleveland Towers hosted a Health Awareness Day for residents on April 8. Community Manager Matt Jackson got some great photos of the event which provided an array of health services and education.
Medical providers from local offices volunteered their time to provide free blood pressure and blood glucose level checks and to explain why it is so important to “know your numbers” and stay on top of your health. Cherokee Pharmacy had staff on hand to provide convenient immunizations especially important for older adults: Covid booster and pneumonia, shingles and tetanus-diptheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
Chaplain Walter Ghosten led a discussion on Coping With Grief and Loss with residents at Harriman Gardens recently, reminding them of how a person’s mental health can have a significant impact on their physical health. He discussed coping strategies to help you manage the intense grief and sadness that comes with the loss of a loved one. As you age, the deaths of friends and family members become more common. Learning ways to reduce intense stress caused by grief can benefit you during difficult times. Chaplain Ghosten shared his presentation with The Scruff: