RMC offers free health assessment

Ridgeview Clinics is offering a free health assessment to area residents on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Two Twelve Medical Center. Each appointment will include the following health assessments:

• Height, weight/body mass index (BMI) measurements

• Blood pressure check

• Total cholesterol (including HDL, LDL and triglycerides)

• Fasting blood sugar

For accurate total cholesterol and blood sugar readings, participants must fast for at least eight hours prior to their screening appointment.

All individuals must have an email address to participate. Screening participants must also complete an online health assessment prior to their scheduled appointment.

The assessment includes questions about nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Ridgeview Clinics staff will review the results with participants and provide wellness care resources and recommendations to improve health and fitness, including Ridgeview’s Family Health Manager.

This event is free of charge. Participants must register in advance by calling (952) 442-8083.

Advance Care Planning
It is important for people to have accurate information in order to make informed decisions about treatments they would or would not want for end-of-life care. Then it is important to talk about one’s wishes with family members who may need to make health care decisions, and to record your wishes in a document.

Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia is offering two information sessions that will explain why advance care planning is important and the steps involved. Sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m.

To register for one of these free sessions, call (952) 442-2191, 5575, or visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events.