Nantucket Hospital to Host Island Health Fair & Elder Expo

NANTUCKET – Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the Nantucket Council on Aging are joining forces to offer the first joint Island Health Fair & Elder Expo this weekend.

The event will offer more information and services to the Nantucket community.

The Fair & Elder Expo will feature information booths from more than 40 organizations, as well as health screenings, keynote speakers, cooking demonstrations, free flu shots, and more.

The event is set to take place Saturday, October 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Attendees should park in the main lot and enter the hospital through the new main entrance, which will be temporarily opened for the event.

Free health screenings will be located at the physician clinics, and include:

  • Flu Shots (Free with insurance card)
  • Balance Screenings and Grip Testing by NCH Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
  • Oral/Dental Screenings and Topical Fluoride Varnish by Ack Dental Art
  • Hearing Screenings by Hearing Life
  • Blood Pressure Screenings

 

Health Fair + Elder Expo Keynote Speakers:

  • Greg O’Brien Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s 10:30 a.m.
  • Janet Forest Coping with Change 11 a.m.
  • Rocco Monto “A Doctor’s Prescription to Make 60 the New 30” 11:30 a.m.
  • Salma Batool Sleep and Health, 12 p.m.
  • Chef Greg Margolis, Cooking with Leftovers, 12 p.m., NCH dining area
  • Derek Andelloux Sexual Health 101 12:30 p.m.
About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the CapeCod.com News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.



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