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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP visits 3 Arkansas cities for free health tests

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2014

Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org

 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP visits
Hot Springs, Malvern & Pine Bluff for free health tests
Bundle of health tests valued at more than $100; free, 1-year AARP membership also included

 LITTLE ROCK— The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP will stop in Hot Springs, Pine Bluff and Malvern next week  as part of a national mobile health screening tour dedicated to providing free prevention and early detection health services to the nation’s medically underserved communities.

 Ten free health tests, valued at over $100, measure 10 key indicators including total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight. The tests are administered to adults age 18 years and older by certified wellness staff and can be completed in approximately 20 minutes.

 Free, one-year AARP memberships will be given to all adults who receive screenings. Participants younger than 50 can pass along a free membership to an eligible adult, and existing AARP members will receive a free one-year extension on their current membership status. Visitors also have access to free educational information on a variety of health and wellness issues.

 The tour bus stops are as follows:

  Wednesday, May 14
Noon to 6 p.m.
Walgreens Store #03425
159 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs,

Thursday, May 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walgreens Store #15721
4720 Dollarway Road, Pine Bluff

Friday, May 16
Noon to 6 p.m.
Walgreens Store #10365
308 S. Main St., Malvern

Saturday, May 17

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walgreens Store #15361
2503 W. 28th Ave., Pine Bluff

 

 The 2014 tour marks the sixth year Walgreens and AARP have provided this community outreach program. The nationwide tour features four customized, traveling education and health-testing buses. Each bus will spend 3-4 weeks in designated cities providing free services at local events, community centers, Walgreens store locations and many more sites. 

 The bus tour is a part of the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment™, a four-year, $100 million initiative started by Walgreens in 2011 to improve the everyday health of Americans nationwide. The initiative also is dedicated to providing accessible, affordable resources for prevention and early detection of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and  heart disease.

 More information about the tour is available at http://waytowelltour.com/

  About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens ( www.walgreens.com ) vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-­ effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,061 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-­ store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.

  About AARP

  AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org ; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org

 

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