St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital offers a variety of free screenings throughout the year designed to raise awareness of key health concerns and provide opportunities for earlier diagnosis for individuals who might otherwise not have access or motivation to be screened.
The Regional Balance Center of St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, in collaboration with the Pendleton YMCA, will be conducting free balance screenings by appointment on Feb. 25 from noon to 3 p.m. at the YMCA, 6511 South State Road 67, just past Huntsville Road. To schedule an appointment, call the YMCA at 221-7508. The focus of the free screening is to help prevent falls among older adults. Excellent candidates for this screening are individuals who have been experiencing dizziness or vertigo, have had a history of falls, near falls or simply a fear of falling. The Regional Balance Center has specially trained staff and advanced equipment to offer highly technical diagnostic and treatment services. The therapists will be using their mobile, computer-aided balance equipment. The free screening will take approximately 10 minutes to provide a preliminary assessment. On March 4 at the Pendleton YMCA, the Regional Balance Center will provide a free interactive presentation and demonstration on activities individuals can do to safely preserve or improve their balance. The presentation will begin at noon and is free. Participation in the balance screening is not a requirement for attending the educational presentation. Register by calling the Pendleton YMCA at 221-7508.