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Wellness Assessment Van for Elders
June 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
All Americans 65 and older who are enrolled in Medicare (both Traditional and Advantage Medicare Plans) are eligible for an Annual Wellness Visit at no cost. Have you had yours?
The WAVE program (Wellness Assessment Van for Elders) brings this important preventive health benefit directly to seniors in the community. The WAVE is coming to Montclair Public Library!
Each WAVE visit includes time for seniors to talk about their overall physical health; a review of their vital signs, health habits and risk factors; and simple screenings including memory, heart and nerve functions, balance, bone density, circulation and mental health. Each senior participating in the WAVE screening at the Montclair Public Library will have a consultation with a physician or nurse practitioner and a summary of the visit will be provided, along with a personalized health plan, to review with the seniors’ own primary care physician.
WAVE visits do not require doctor’s referrals or pre-approval from an insurance provider. Seniors must bring their Medicare card, as eligibility is confirmed before the visit begins. All are also encouraged to bring a list of their current medications, supplements and vitamins. Each senior will receive a personalized, easy-to-understand report that he or she can take to future medical appointments.
Registration is required. To register, please call (973) 744-0500 ext 2235.