FROM READERS: Hometown Homecare to offer free open house, cancer screenings

Friday, August 1, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Shannon Griffy has worked for Hometown Homecare for five years.

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Event details:

Senior Citizen Resource Open House:

When: Thursday, August 21, 8 to 10 a.m.

Where: 101 Furr St, Fayette, MO 65248

Breast cancer screenings:

When: Tuesday, September 2nd, 8:15 am-  3:15 pm

Where: 101 Furr St, Fayette, MO 65248

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Hometown Homecare (also known as Howard County Home Health and Hospice) has been providing non-profit care for 46 years. We serve Boone, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Randolph and Saline counties with home health, hospice and private duty services.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will be at Hometown Homecare, 101 Furr St, Fayette, Mo., 65248 September 2d from 8:15 a.m to 3:15 p.m. to perform mammograms on site. Screenings include mammography, breast exams and educational materials. Breast cancer screenings are recommended for women over the age of 40 or possibly earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer in a first-degree relative (mother, father, sister or daughter). Free mammograms and breast exams may be available if certain income and age guidelines are met.

In honor of Senior Citizen Day, Hometown Healthcare is hosting a Senior Citizen Resource open house forum for older adults (or those caregiving for older adults) to come ask questions about how to improve the quality of life for themselves. They can ask any questions about home health, hospice, private duty, senior exercise classes, insurance, filling out Advanced Care Directives, etc.

Learn more about the following topics:

  • Advanced care directives
  • Proper foot care
  • Senior exercise
  • Surgery or hospital recovery
  • Alternatives to nursing home care
  • Terminal illness care
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Employment opportunities
  • Veterans benefits and more

Why did you choose to be involved?

This is the second year we've hosted the Mam Van, it's an opportunity for free early detection right at home.

The open house is a great, free event to get your questions answered on being a senior in Boone, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Randolph and Saline counties.

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