Good Samaritan again hosting Men’s Wellness Fair
Good Samaritan will host its annual Men’s Wellness Fair next month.
The event is set for 7-10 a.m. and again from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Highland Woods Community Center, 1377 S. Hart St.
Pre-registration will be required for the event, as space will be limited to accommodate social distancing.
The free screenings offered will include blood pressure, colorectal take-home kits, pulse oximetry, and a lab draw that will test blood sugar, lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides), glomerular filtration rate (kidney function), and PSA for prostate cancer.
Attendees must pre-register for the Men’s Wellness Fair online at gshvin.org/menshealthfair or by calling 812-885-3336 by Oct. 7. Wearing a mask is optional. Fasting for 10-12 hours before the lab draw is recommended, but not required.
“We encourage men to register and take advantage of the free screenings and health information,” said Rob McLin, Good Samaritan President and CEO.
Good Samaritan offering flu vaccine clinics
The Good Samaritan Physician Network next month will once again offer drive-through flu vaccine clinics for adults age 19 and older in the parking lot next to the Medical Center of Vincennes, 406 N. First St. in Vincennes.
Patients can receive the flu vaccine from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 8, and from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 10.
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Masks are optional while receiving the vaccine, and patients will need to have their ID and insurance cards ready.
For those adults who cannot attend a designated clinic time, Community Health Services can also offer adults the flu vaccine by appointment. For more information, call 812-885-8753.
Good Samaritan Pediatrics is also organizing a flu vaccine clinic for patients at both of their locations. Medical Center of Vincennes Pediatrics will host flu clinics from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. Good Samaritan Physician Network Kids flu clinics will be from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 4 and Oct. 26.
Children must be patients of Good Samaritan Physician Network, be six months of age or older, and be accompanied by a guardian or another adult given permission on the Consent to Treat form. Only flu shots will be given. No routine vaccines will be available.
Library to host Homecoming Party on the Porch
The Knox County Public Library is inviting those in town for Lincoln High School’s annual Homecoming festivities on Saturday to come by the McGrady-Brockman House, 614 N. Seventh St., for a Party on the Porch.
Visitors will be able to peruse yearbooks from 1909 to the present as well as a “Homecoming Through the Decades” display created by library staff.
Also, there will be a special display of Grandma Moses paintings done by William Green Junior, often referred to as the “Grandma Moses of Vincennes.” The nine paintings are on loan from Vincennes University.
The McGrady Brockman House will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Also on Saturday, Dennis Stroughmatt and his band L’Esprit Creole will perform on the porch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Led by fiddler Stroughmatt, the band plays music of the French speaking areas of the Ozarks and Midwest.