Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 14, 2013

Groups to host healthy lifestyle event


INDIANAPOLIS — Managed Health Services is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana and its Kidney Early Evaluation Program on a special health event offering free health screenings, fitness tips, and information on healthy eating.

The healthy lifestyle event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 at Calvary Temple Church, 2901 N. Post Road. The event is open to the public.

MHS will offer health-related giveaways and have staff available to share information about Hoosier Healthwise and the Healthy Indiana Plan, both health-care programs available through MHS to qualified residents throughout the state.

MHS will also partner with the following health organizations to provide additional programming:

- The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana and its Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) will have physicians and nurse practitioners onsite to provide free kidney screenings to all participants;

- The Purdue Extension Family Nutrition Program in Marion County will provide a healthy cooking demonstration and healthy food samples, along with nutrition advice for all participants; and

- Strength Factory personal trainers will do a fitness presentation for attendees, offering tips on how to get active and motivate families to exercise together.

KEEP is a free health screening program offered by the National Kidney Foundation for people at increased risk of developing kidney disease. Those iwith diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or those with an immediate family member who has diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease are encouraged to attend the screening.

MHS is an Indiana-based health maintenance organization serving Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) and the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). For more information about MHS, visit the website at mhsindiana.com.