KELOLAND Media Group & Sanford Health Team Up For Health Fair


Wednesday KELOLAND Media Group is partnering with Sanford Health for a Health Fair at the Center for Active Generations. Sanford Health says anyone over the age of 40 should consider getting screened at today’s Health Fair. 

There are eight different health screenings, half of them for no charge at all. 

Front and center at Active Generations, you’ll find fitness instructor Shirley Reilly. 

“Some of them just come for my music because they like the music,” laughs Reilly. 

After teaching for more than two decades, she’s learned what you do for your body on the outside, is just as important as the inside.

“Treat yourself from the wellness side, not from the illness side. You don’t want to wait until you get ill and then get the treatment, you want to start with the wellness,” said Reilly. 

Now at age 83, Reilly is stressing the importance of health screenings to her class. 

“So much of that stuff is preventable, if you catch it and do something about it,” said Reilly.

Blood pressure, diabetes risk and oxygen saturation levels are just a few of the free tests that you can get done at today’s Health Fair. 

While Sanford’s screening supervisor says today’s fair is a great way to see where you’re at, keep this in mind: 

“We always say that these health screenings are not meant to replace doctor visits or annual exams. And they’re not meant to diagnose. That’s only something a doctor or provider can do,” said Sanford’s Screening & Wellness Supervisor Jennifer Brosnahan. 

The fair begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 11 a.m. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with health professionals and explore many health-related booths. 

If you do take advantage of the screenings, you may want to consider fasting to get the most accurate results. 

Available Screenings: 
Blood Pressure, Free
Diabetes Risk Test, Free
Foot Screen, Free
Oxygen Saturation Test, Free
Glucose, $5
Cholesterol (non-fasting), $15
Cholesterol (fasting), $20
Chemistry panel with lipids (7 a.m.- 9a.m. only), $25

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