Boomers & Beyond Wellness Event to Offer Free Screenings in Mid City

Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting Boomers & Beyond, a free wellness event for ages 55 and up, on Oct. 24 from 8-11 a.m. at its Mid City campus. Screenings can help determine a person’s risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other issues that can impact people’s lives as they age. Many of those conditions can also affect COVID-19 outcomes, so it’s more important than ever that people know their risk and treat any issues promptly.

“Baby boomers today are a lot different than generations past, with many still working and still active physically and in the community,” said Venkat Banda, MD, medical director at BRG Mid City. “But many of these active boomers may not realize that an underlying issue could be creeping up, so the first step in staying healthy is knowing where you stand.”

Screenings and tests available at the event include:

-Blood pressure

-Cholesterol

-Glucose

-Heart murmur screening

-Hearing test

-Vision screening

-Grip strength and balance assessment

-COVID antibody test

WellCare will also be on hand for small group discussions on Medicare Basics.

All participants are required to wear masks, and the event will be set up to follow social distancing guidelines. It’s free to attend, but participants should reserve a spot at brgeneral.org or call (225) 763-4695.