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Published on June 06, 2024
Fulton County Seniors Benefit from Free Healthcare Services Through Senior Medicare Wellness DaysSource: Fulton County

Good news for the senior residents of Fulton County who carry Medicare Part B – a new health initiative known as Senior Medicare Wellness Days just kicked off. This cooperative effort by the Fulton County Department of Senior Services and Grady Health System aims to deliver a slew of healthcare services at no cost to seniors aged 65 and over. Forget complex logistics; these services are coming straight to neighborhood senior centers and multipurpose facilities across the county.

Since May 22, 2024, an array of essential health services has been made available, including advanced-care planning, neuro-cognitive assessments, and depression screenings. Fall risk assessments and home safety evaluations are also part of the package, along with educational sessions meant to give seniors the lowdown on maintaining good health. "We are committed to enhancing the healthcare access of our Fulton County senior adults," Dr. Pamela Roshell, Fulton County's Chief Operating Officer for Health, Human Services, and Public Works, said in a statement obtained by Fulton County news. The program is touted as a way to banish barriers to healthcare and enrich the lives of the county's senior citizens.

Complementing this, Dr. Kelley Carroll, Chief of Ambulatory Medicine at Grady, emphasizes the organization's focus on healthcare access, citing new outpatient centers and an upcoming Lee + White location – set to open later in the summer – as evidence of their dedication. "Our new partnership with Fulton County will allow us to further our reach by ensuring seniors are aware of the resources available to them to enhance their health and well-being," Carroll told Fulton County news.

Enrollment for clinic slots is encouraged beforehand, so everyone gets seen without delay. To make an appointment, seniors can either swing by the Grady Health website or put in a call to the Fulton County Senior Services STARline. If you're thirsty for more details about the services, locations, and sign-up process for these Senior Medicare Wellness Days, take a peek at the Good Health Starts With a Great Plan section on the Grady Health website, or reach out to the STARline directly.