The event is free and open to the public and will include: flu shots, blood pressure checks, blood glucose checks for diabetes, memory screenings, depression screenings, chair fitness screenings, educational presentations and meet and greets with Community Care doctors as well as other local health and wellness providers including Dee’s Medical Services LLC, SDS Senior Program, Survey of Health Wisconsin (SHOW), Victory Garden Initiative, a mobile food pantry, and more.
According to Kenneth Munsen, chief executive officer, “We know there are many people our community in need of quality health services for either themselves or their loved ones. The goal of the event is to support these individuals by providing them valuable resources and to give them the opportunity to become familiar with Community Care’s quality program and services.”
The Health Matters Event is one of many events that Community Care Inc has planned in honor of national PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly) Month. Community Care Inc. is Wisconsin’s only PACE provider serving over 500 adults in Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha Counties. PACE programs provide and coordinate all needed preventive, primary, acute and long term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community, rather than living in a nursing home.
Community Care Inc., headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., is a private nonprofit organization that serves the long-term care and health needs of more than 10,000 older adults and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1977, Community Care is the only Wisconsin managed care organization to offer all three programs of Family Care, Family Care Partnership and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The organization provides care in the 14 eastern Wisconsin counties of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca and Winnebago.
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