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BestHealth® to Hold Class on Nutrition for Seniors and Provide Health Screenings

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –A class entitled “Nutrition for Seniors” will be held at 11 a.m. and health screenings will be provided from noon to 4 p.m., on Wednesday Nov. 14, at the Senior Services Center, at 2895 Shorefair Drive.

Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Department of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, will explain the importance of nutrition for seniors. Participants will also be given a tour of the Senior Services Center and learn how they can become a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer.
Health Screenings including blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and glucose check will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. The screenings are free. Pre-registration is required.
BestHealth, a community resource center and part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, is located in Hanes Mall and frequently sponsors programs in the community. For more information about BestHealth, or to register for this class or health screening, call 1-800-446-2255 or visit www.besthealth.com.

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Media Contact: Lisa Long, lclong@wfubmc.edu; Bonnie Davis, bdavis@wfubmc.edu; or Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, at (336) 716-4587.


Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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