Hospital plans Latino Health Fair

The Baltimore Sun

Howard County General Hospital will present its fifth Latino Health Fair from noon to 4 p.m. March 14 at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road. The event is co-sponsored by Priority Partners, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Howard County Health Department and Alianza de la Comunidad.

Blood pressure, colorectal cancer and glucose and cholesterol screenings will be available. Cardiac risk information will be distributed. Dental screenings for children, HIV testing and clinical breast exams will be offered. Information on diabetes, nutrition, physical activity and mental health will be available. Some health education materials will be available in Spanish.

Refreshments and giveaways are planned. Admission is free.

Information: 410-740-7696.

Medicare gaps

The Howard County Office on Aging will offer "Medicare 102: Why Medicare Isn't Enough!" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

The free workshop will focus on gaps in Medicare coverage and how to cover them. Medigap plans and employer group coverage will be discussed; those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.

Information on prescription drug resources and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the Office on Aging's Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program.

Registration: 410-313-7391.

around town

Wii club : Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Wii club for people 55 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Bowl, fish or play tennis or baseball without leaving the building. The first game is free.

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