Free health screenings in North Pole

Santa’s Senior Center in North Pole will host free screenings for low vision and bone density in January.

Low vision

The low vision screening will be conducted Jan. 19 at the center by staff from the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In addition to vision testing, there will be information on specialized magnifiers and other devices as well as safety techniques to enhance daily activities.

Screenings are available by appointment, beginning at 9 a.m. Call to reserve, 488-4663 or sign up at the center.

Bone density

Bone density screenings will be held Jan. 26, provided by Sharon Phillips with Alaska Health Fair, Inc. The screenings use Heel Ultrasound technology, and will be available by appointment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Nina Renner, 488-4663, or visit the center for more information.