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Pantry of Broward Hosts Health & Resource Fair Thursday, September 16

The Pantry of Broward will host a Health & Resource Fair on Thursday, September 16th at 8:00 A.M.-12 noon for seniors.  Plantation Hospital will provide free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.  (Note:  those interested in taking a blood sugar test should not eat for at least 5 hours before being tested).

The following organizations are among those scheduled to be on site providing important information (as noted) for seniors and seniors raising their grandchildren.  There are more than 30,000 seniors living in Broward County on low, fixed incomes who have outlived their Social Security.  The Pantry of Broward provides more than 300 of its clients with monthly food boxes.  The agency relies on food drives conducted by schools and civic organizations to keep its “pantry” shelves stocked.

AAA – Information for senior drivers

Broward County Health Dept (KidCare)

Aids Health Care – Non Profit Pharmacy

Center for Hearing and Communication – No cost amp phones

Department of Health – HIV Testing

Elderly and Veteran Affairs

Health Care Network – Breast Exams

John Knox Village – free cholesterol & blood pressure testing

This event will take place at The Pantry of Broward’s offices, located at 610 NW 3rd Avenue., Fort Lauderdale, FL.  For more information about the Health Fair or to find out how to conduct a food drive for The Pantry of Broward, contact:  Frank Fernandez,

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Sep 12 2010. Filed under Broward County, Events, Fort Lauderdale, Health, Local news, Non-profit organizations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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