Baton Rouge General hosting “Boomers & Beyond,” free wellness event


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Baton Rouge General is hosting “Boomers & Beyond”. This event is for those of the age of 55 or above who want to get screened for a person’s risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other issues.

The event will take place on Oct. 24 from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Mid City campus.

“Baby boomers today are a lot different than generations past, with many still working and still active physically and in the community,” said Dr. Venkat Banda, medical director at BRG Mid City. “But many of these active ‘boomers’ may not realize that an underlying issue could be creeping up, so the first step in staying healthy is knowing where you stand.”

The following screening and test will be provided:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • Heart murmur screening
  • Hearing test
  • Vision screening
  • Grip strength and balance assessment
  • COVID antibody test

More information and to reserve a spot can be found here.


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