Pennington Biomedical Research

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Women 18 and above can get free health screenings and fitness assessments, participate in a variety of fun and informative educational sessions on women's health topics and talk with more than 35 nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and local businesses at the 18th Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women.

The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the C.B. Pennington, Jr. Building at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

The event includes a REFIT Fitness Demonstration given by Woman's Center for Wellness; one-on-one fitness assessments and exercise tips from four different fitness organizations that will be followed by a free chair massage from St. Michel Day Spa; and a heart-healthy cooking demonstration sponsored by Whole Foods Market and presented by Dr. Darrin Breaux, cardiologist at Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, and Chenoa Farrell, a holistic health coach and the CEO of Feel Good Mama. In total 14 health screenings will be offered for free at the Wellness Day for Women, including two new additions: hearing tests, provided by Our Lady of the Lake, and allergy skin tests, provided by the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center. Walgreens, also a new addition to the event, will be on-site to give Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), pneumococcal, and flu (both high-dose and regular) vaccinations that will be billed directly to the recipient's insurance.

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