Hospital district pairs up with parks & rec for health fair |

Hospital district pairs up with parks & rec for health fair

Amanda Holt Miller Post Independent Staff

The only thing worse than saving up to pay for a new washing machine or vacuum cleaner is saving up to pay for medical tests. All you get out of it is knowing that you don’t have anything – hopefully.That’s why the Parachute Parks and Recreation Department paired with the Grand River Hospital District to offer free or deeply reduced tests at it 21st annual health fair this Saturday from 7-10:30 a.m. at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.There will be free respiratory, hearing and balance screenings, along with a number of other tests. Some major blood tests will only cost $25-$27.”Especially for seniors, a lot of these tests are really important,” said Kris Daler, GRHD director of public relations. “The health fair helps a lot of people who might not otherwise spend the money on the tests.”The health fair will be staffed with doctors, nurses and specialists from GRHD and throughout the valley. There will be information booths and a free breakfast.

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