and STAR Transportation. . .

Steuben County Council on Aging • 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 1 B • Angola, IN 46703

C.O.A. Office (260)-665-8191  STAR Transportation (260)-665-9856

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Mission Statement

The Steuben County Council on Aging is a community leader in advocacy and services, including transportation, for older adults and others to empower independence and enhance well-being.

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CAN YOU GIVE A FEW HOURS

OF YOUR TIME??

 

COUNCIL ON AGING

IS SEEKING 2 PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER

IN OUR OFFICE ON MONDAYS.

THE HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE BUT WOULD BE

BASED ON 8:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON

& NOON TO 4:00 PM

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE;

ANSWERING THE PHONE & DIRECTING CALLS,

ASSISTING VISITORS; DATA ENTRY;

OTHER OFFICE DUTIES AS NEEDED

 

IF INTERESTED

PLEASE STOP BY THE C.O.A. OFFICE  

OR CALL 260-665-8191

 

 

 

Council on Aging to host the Lifeline Community Healthcare Screenings

 

They will be in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Community Center on Monday March 14, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Appointment times are limited so register today by calling 1-888-653-6450 and receive a $10 discount off of the regular $149 package.

 

$70.00  Carotid Artery Blockage/Plaque Screening, which can constrict or stop blood flow to the brain and lead to stroke.  The stroke screening visualizes fatty plaque buildup and measures the velocity of blood flow to the brain.

 

$60.00 Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening, or hardening of the arteries. The Ankle Brachial Index screening checks for PAD, a condition in which the arteries that carry blood to the arms or legs become narrowed or clogged, slowing or stopping the flow of blood. PAD is closely linked to coronary artery disease. Identifying individuals with PAD can help prevent heart attack and stroke.  

 

$70.00 Atrial Fibrillation Screening, which is an abnormal heart beat (arrhythmia) that affects the atria - the upper chambers of the heart - and is the most common form of sustained arrhythmia. 2.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, and the condition is more common in adults over the age of 60.

 

$70.00 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, which can lead to a ruptured abdominal aorta that generally causes death. This screening scans for enlargements or weak areas in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

 

$60.00 Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Screening, a bone weakening disease that afflicts both women and men and often leads to broken bones and disability. The screening is performed with a quantitative ultrasound bone densitometer, using the heel as a measurement site. This test compares the participant’s bone density to World Health Organization guidelines.

 

Ask about these other screenings that may be available:

 

Blood testing: Life Line Screening offers blood testing to screen Americans for risk factors associated with coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The laboratory-accurate lipid panel, which can include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; blood glucose; and high sensitivity C-reactive protein, is available in most states.

 

High Blood pressure (hypertension) which is when the pressure in your arteries is too high and puts stress on them and on your heart.

 

Biometrics such as height, weight, waist circumference and body-mass index.