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WCA Offers Free Foot Bone Density & Wellness Screenings at Open House April 21


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Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health & Wellness Director (right), discusses good bone health with Dorothy Carlson (left). WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation wellness team will offer a free foot bone density screening during the Open House which will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Jamestown, New York (Wednesday, April 10, 2013)—TheWCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation wellness team will offer a free foot bone density screening during the Open House which will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013, from Noon to 3:00 p.m. The Center is located directly behind WCA Hospital, 31 Sherman Street Building, Jamestown.  Follow the Open House signs.  Convenient front door event parking is available.

The foot bone screening is designed to check for osteoporosis, a bone condition that causes a person’s bones to become weak and brittle.  As bone density goes down, the risk of fractures and serious injury from fractures goes up.

Individuals interested in the foot bone density screening are encouraged to schedule an appointment before the Open House.  To schedule an appointment, contact Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community & Wellness Director, (716) 664-8677.  The screening will take place on the 1st Floor of the new Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. 

Additional wellness activities and screenings offered during the open house include free blood pressure checks, carpal tunnel testing, grip strengthening demonstrations, fall risk assessments, and bone strengthening exercise demonstrations.  Kids and family members alike can play Wii-HAB!  Guests are also invited to sign-up for free speech, hearing and swallowing screenings at the event.

The public will also enjoy a Photography Exhibition during the event.  A collection of photographic works will adorn the new Center presented by Jamestown photographers, Andy Palermo and Daniel Swackhammer.  The artists will explore their personal vision of people and beautiful Americana surroundings in an exhibition that will include over 25 photography images.

In addition, open house attendees will have a chance to enter a raffle to win a 32” HD LCD Flat Screen Television.  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.  The first 500 guests will receive a free monogrammed tote bag.

The WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation brings together one team for a wide range of treatments and rehabilitation including orthopedic care, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and hearing services.  The Center boasts a new spacious and beautifully decorated waiting room, new PT/OT gym, state-of-the-art sound room for hearing tests, and a centralized registration and reception area—all handicapped accessible with front-door parking for patients.

For more information or questions about the Open House visit www.wcahospital.org or contact Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing at (716) 664-8614.

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