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Take advantage of free health checks

By Staff | Mar 26, 2015

For the fourth straight year, the Lions Clubs of Maui, Project Vision Hawaii and WE… A Hui for Health are uniting to offer health screenings in communities across Maui from March 27 to April 18.

All screenings are free and open to the public.

Project Vision’s 35-foot mobile clinic will roll in to provide health-related informational materials, counseling and vision screenings to identify keiki eye disorders and early warning signs of cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, atrophy and diabetes for adults.

Events also include free giveaways, such as reading glasses for adults, UV sunglasses for youngsters and `Ohana Health Plan tote bags.

The free health screenings will be offered on March 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Hale Kau Kau at St. Theresa Church in Kihei; March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at “Da Kidney Da Kine Day” at Queen Ka`ahumanu Center; March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Living Way Church at 399 N. Market St. in Wailuku; March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at services for Pacific islanders, Marshallese and Chukkese people at Kahului Union Church; April 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kuhio Day Celebration at Paukukalo Homestead Park; April 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. by Keanae Ballpark; April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hana Health Fair; April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Keokea Homestead Open Market at Mile Marker 16.9 on Kula Highway; April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lahaina Salvation Army; April 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center and Hale Makana at 15 Ipu `Aumakua Lane in Lahaina; April 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Wailuku and Hale Makana at 670 Waiale Road; and on April 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Maui Lions’ “Race for Vision” event at Maui Raceway Park (admission is $10 admission for the races).

In addition to vision testing, services may include blood pressure and glucose screening, information on emergency preparedness, assistance starting MedQUEST and other health-insurance applications with kokua from the Hawaii Health Connector, counseling on smoking cessation and safe tattooing, and Community Alliance for Mental Health counseling for issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lions Club hearing assessments will also take place at selected sites, and various groups will provide one-on-one education and materials on health issues. For information, contact Jessica Steele at jessica@projectvisionhawaii.org or (808) 464-2676.

What’s more important than your health? Take advantage of these free services in your community.