Beginning mid-March, the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour will once again travel the country, embarking on a 10-month tour to provide an expected $14 million worth of free health tests. The national mobile tour will conduct free health-testing events in communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The free tests, which include total cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, waist circumference and body mass index are valued at $100 per person and may help provide adults with a critical foundation for early disease detection and prevention.
One of the nine custom-equipped AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour buses will be present at the 2011 3i Show in Garden City at the Finney County Fairgrounds on May 4, 5, and 6, outside spaces 596, 598 and 600. Each bus has dedicated, trained staff making tests available to adults age 18 and older. After the tests are performed, a pharmacist or trained staff member will instantly provide the results and review them with the consumer. Visitors will also have access to free educational information on a variety of health and wellness issues available in both English and Spanish. Consumers are encouraged to report their test results to their doctor or health care provider so they may discuss any concerns with them.
Free one-year AARP memberships will be given to all adults who receive tests. Participants under the age of 50 can pass on the free membership to an eligible adult, and existing members will receive a one-year extension on their current membership status.
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