A focus on lifelong health and well being is very important for older adults and the Department of Senior Resources agrees. Many programs, services, and events are offered year round to help assist older adults to live long and healthy lives.
Blood Pressure & Diabetes Screening
These services are done on Wednesdays at 11:00 am in the computer lab at the Friendship Center by the Westland Fire Department or on Thursdays at 11:00 am by Madonna Nursing Students September through April. An excellent way to keep track of blood sugar levels, and keep a blood pressure record. Knowing there is a problem is half the battle - so keep on top of these important readings!
There is minimally one flu-shot clinic offered through the Friendship Center each year, in October or November. Participants are covered under traditional Medicare, and some with an Medicare Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) are also included. Flu shots are given by appointment only. Call for more information.
There is usually one formal health screening per year, however, many screenings are also available through the National Senior Health and Resource Day event in September.
The exercise classes offered at the center are very diverse:
A Matter of Balance
Spinning (Instructor led indoor cycling to music)
Fitness Center and Outdoor Exercise Area
The Senior friendship center has a state of the art fitness center available for it members. It also boasts a large outdoor area for exercise or an opportunity just to spend some time outdoors.
This program combines a morning of screenings and information regarding various products offered through several vendors in the area, with a fun walk or similar activity. The Center offers a nutritious luncheon to end the day.