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Walgreens’ Free "Healthy Choices Clinics" for Active Adults 55+ Returning to Miami-Dade Parks

MIAMI (August 26, 2015)

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in partnership with Walgreens is hosting a new series of “Healthy Choices Clinics” in September-October-November, as part of its line-up of free health-driven recreational programming, for “Active Older Adults” age 55 and older.  The health-fair style clinics will include no-cost blood pressure checks and flu shots, complimentary snacks and gifts, as well as a registered pharmacist to speak to about personal medications.

Pneumonia, shingles and tetanus vaccinations will also be available and may require a charge, depending on the individual’s health insurance coverage. Participants are required to bring their insurance cards with them to the clinics. 

Schedule of Miami-Dade Parks’ locations hosting “Healthy Choices Clinics” by Walgreens:

Wed., Sept. 9 • 9-11 a.m.  
Arcola Lakes Senior Center, 8401 NW 14th Ave.., Miami • 305-694-2728

Wed., Sept. 16 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Continental Park,10000 SW 82nd Ave., Miami • 305-274-9666

Thurs., Sept. 24 • 9-11 a.m.
Goulds Park,11350 SW 216th St., Miami • 305-255-2399

Wed., Sept. 30 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Country Village Park, 6550 NW 188th Terr., Miami • 305-622-2594

Wed., Oct. 7 • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park, 14445 SW 122nd Ave., Miami • 305-234-1660

Thurs., Oct. 15 • 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Ave. Miami • 305-694-4889

Wed., Oct. 21 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 NW 152nd Ave., Miami • 305-388-4771

Thurs., Oct. 28 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
MLK, Jr. Memorial Park, 6000 NW 32nd Ct., Miami • 305-633-2044

Wed., Nov. 4 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
North Trail Park, 780 NW 127th Ave., Miami • 305-207-2420

Thurs., Nov. 12 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
South Dade Park, 28151 SW 164th Ave., Miami • 305-247-9453

Started in 2013, Miami-Dade County Parks’ Active Older Adults Program is designed to help older adults improve their well-being by consistently staying physically active. The program is offered at parks throughout the county.  For more information, visit the Miami-Dade Parks Active Older Adults Program webpage or call Allan Tavss at 786-372-9701. For information about Walgreen visit their website.

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.