With the new VNS Wellness Center, unveiled Tuesday at the Senior Center, residents will have the ability to track health factors like weight, oxygen level, heart rate and blood pressure. The service is free at the new kiosk installed at the Senior Center.
"Where else are you going to go in the healthcare system that it's not going to cost you anything?" asked John Pipas of VNS.
VNS staff will review the results, tracking longterm trends in a person's health. If factors change suddenly or over time, a VNS staffer will do a follow-up call with the patron to find out more and advise them of a possible course of action.
"This is all about wellness -- keeping you healthy," Lori Melton of VNS said.
The Wellness Center has become part of the Senior Center's Putnam County Resource Center, which also provides county residents information on longterm care, home health care and hospice care.
For more information on the Wellness Center, contact the Senior Center at 653-8606.