Davis Medical Center plans Senior Health Day event

Elkins, WV — Davis Medical Center (DMC) will observe National Senior Health Day with a special health event scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event, which will take place in the DMC Marketplace, will promote senior wellness and provide valuable resources to support the health and well-being of older adults in our community.

Highlighting the event will be staff from Davis Medical Center, including members of DMC’s Population Health team, Physical Therapy and the NICHE Program (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders).

The Population Health team will touch on two senior-focused programs coordinated by the family practice and population health departments, the Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program, and the Annual Wellness Visits. Physical Therapy Director, Julie Fleming, PT will discuss “Move More, Sit Less”, a strategy to achieve health benefits through physical activity.   Kim Haher, RN, Admission Nurse and NICHE Coordinator for DMC, will overview DMC’s new Exemplar Status as a NICHE hospital and how that positively impacts healthcare for local seniors. Haher will also share information on the “Older Americans Month” observance which covers the following themes: connection, engagement and overall well-being for the senior population.  DMC Medical Director, Catherine Chua, DO, MS, FAAFP, FNMN, CPE, FAAPL will hold a Q&A from 12-1 PM.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Event Organizer, Chad Ware said, “Davis Medical Center is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services to individuals of all ages. If you are part of our senior population, I encourage you to come out, and meet our team, this is an event you don’t want to miss.”

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