Published Thursday, November 29, 2012

Elmiger talks mobile health screenings with Optimists

From Staff Reports

Kathleen Elmiger of Life Line Screening was the guest speaker at the Oct. 18 meeting of the Senoia Optimist Club.

Life Line Screening is the largest mobile health screening offered.

Elmiger discussed an upcoming screening event that will be held at the Senoia United Methodist Church Dec. 8.

The following types of screenings will be available at the Senoia event on Dec. 8:

1. Stroke/ Carotid Artery.

2. Heart Rhythm (Atrial Fibrillation).

3. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

4. Peripheral Arterial Disease.

5. Osteoporosis Risk Assessment.

“Carotid artery blockage is the number one cause of strokes” explained Elmiger. “Two out of three people don’t demonstrate symptoms of having a blockage; without this type of testing, they may not realize there’s a problem until it’s too late.”

Risk factors for blockages include family history, hypertension, smoking, and poor diet.

Persons interested in participating in the special screenings at the historical church in Senoia are encouraged to call 1-800-324-9458 before all of the appointments are filled.

Senoia United Methodist Church – site of the screenings – is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street. It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge Streets. For those not familiar with the area, you can turn east at the downtown intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street, and go past the Veranda Bed & Breakfast towards the City Park or State Highway 85. The church is on the right — only about 2 blocks east of Main Street.

Senoia Optimist Club was chartered in 1985 and strives to help the community through the club’s many endeavors. The motto of Optimist International is “Friend of Youth,” and Optimists around the world are united as they work towards “Bringing out the best in kids.”

To learn more about Optimist International, visit the organization’s website at If you would like more information regarding the Senoia Optimist Club, visit .

The Senoia Club typically meets on the first Thursday of each month at Matt’s Smalltown Pizza and on the third Thursday at Maguire’s Irish Pub. Meetings are 6 p.m.

If you are not yet associated with this organization but are interested in attending a meeting, call club President Tony Bell at 770-599-3981 or 770-632-9052 or contact any other member of the Senoia club.

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