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Health Fairs In Wappingers Falls, Montrose Target Veterans

The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System at the Castle Point campus in Wappingers Falls and at the FDR Montrose Campus.
The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System at the Castle Point campus in Wappingers Falls and at the FDR Montrose Campus. Photo Credit: hudsonvalley.va.gov

The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System is holding two health fair and education series events this week in Montrose and Wappingers Falls that include free flu shots, blood pressure screenings and more for veterans.

The events are: Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the multipurpose room at the Castle Point campus, 41 Old Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls; and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Buillding 15, room 16 at the FDR Montrose campus, 2094 Albany Post Road, Montrose.

Both events are free for veterans. Veterans will be able to solve issues with MyHealtheVet, telehealth and other issues while learning more about rehabilitation, life safety, positive affirmation and more. Health screenings and nutrition tips will also be available.

The education series includes mindfulness and health at 10 a.m.; seizure first aid at 10:30 a.m.; diabetes basics at 11:15 a.m.; heart failure at noon; herb and dietary supplement facts and myths at 1 p.m.; and quality-of-life matters at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Yurcania Villalona, veteran health education coordinator, at 914-737-4400, ext. 3530, or Nichola Watkins, nurse educator, at ext. 2353.

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