The North Arlington Health Department, in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center, is providing the “W.A.V.E.” (Wellness Assessment Van for Elders) program on Tuesday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
W.A.V.E. is a no-cost Medicare wellness visit brought directly to the North Arlington Senior Center, rear of the Health Department building located at 10 Beaver Ave., North Arlington.
Experienced Clara Maass physicians and nurse practitioners will provide information to participants ages 65 and older on ways to stay healthy with Medicare-funded preventive health services. Participants will be given a personalized health plan to discuss with their doctor(s).
For those who meet eligibility, other common screening tests will also be available including bone density, heart health, and lung and nerve function.
The visit is a new, added health service for Medicare-eligible seniors. There are no costs, no co-pays or deductibles but it should not replace an annual physical.
Applicants are asked to bring their Medicare cards, the names of doctors they see, and a list of current medications (or bring them along). Ladies are to avoid wearing stockings.
The program is open to surrounding communities.
Registration is required; please call the Health Department at 201-955-5695.