‘Boomers & Beyond’ Wellness Event to Offer Free Screenings in Mid City

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting “Boomers & Beyond,” a free wellness event for ages 55 and up, on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8-11 a.m. at its Mid City campus. Screenings can help determine a person’s risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other issues that can impact people’s lives as they age. Many of those conditions can also affect COVID-19 outcomes, so it’s more important than ever that people know their risk and treat any issues promptly.

“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.”

Screenings and tests available at the event include:

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

WellCare will also be on hand for small group discussions on Medicare Basics.

All participants are required to wear masks, and the event will be set up to follow social distancing guidelines. It’s free to attend, but participants should reserve a spot at brgeneral.org or call (225) 763-4695.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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