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September 2010


AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians, in cooperation with the PA Office of Rural Health, recently provided free health screenings to nearly 800 adults and children at the 2010 Penn State Ag Progress Days (APD) held at Rock Springs on August 17-19.

Centre Volunteers in Medicine, with support from the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), provided skin cancer screenings to more than 125 individuals. NYCAMH also provided education on sun safety.

More than 400 blood pressure readings were conducted by Centre Home Care.

The PA Department of Health provided free tetanus shots to 50 individuals; using up the maximum amount of vaccine available for our event.

Vision evaluations, including screening for glaucoma, were conducted by the North Central Sight Services. A record 177 attendees took advantage of this important opportunity, including a significant number of children.

The PA Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) provided examples and information regarding their lending program for assistive technology devices.

Submitted by Crystal Smithmyer