Clinics’ for active adults 55-plus returning to parks

Clinics’ for active adults 55-plus returning to parksThe Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in partnership with Walgreens is hosting a new series of “Healthy Choices Clinics” in September-October- November, as part of its lineup of free health-driven recreational programming, for “Active Older Adults” age 55 and older.

The health-fair style clinics will include no-cost blood pressure checks and flu shots, complimentary snacks and gifts, as well as a registered pharmacist to speak to about personal medications.

Pneumonia, shingles and tetanus vaccinations also will be available and may require a charge, depending on the individual’s health insurance coverage. Participants are required to bring their insurance cards with them to the clinics.

Schedule of Miami-Dade Parks’ area locations hosting “Healthy Choices Clinics” by Walgreens:
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Continental Park, 10000 SW 82 Ave., 305-274-9666;
Thursday, Sept. 24, 9-11 a.m., Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St., 305-255-2399;
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park, 14445 SW 122 Ave., 305-234-1660;
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave., 305-388-4771, and
Thursday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, South Dade Park, 28151 SW 164 Ave., 305-247-9453.

Started in 2013, Miami-Dade County Parks’ Active Older Adults Program is designed to help older adults improve their well-being by consistently staying physically active. The program is offered at parks throughout the county. For more information, visit the Miami-Dade Parks Active Older Adults Program webpage or call Allan Tavss at 786-372-9701.

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