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Lansing Fire Department to offer free health screenings throughout 2023

Second Tuesday of each month at the Village Municipal Center

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 4, 2023) – The Lansing Fire Department will offer free health screenings on the second Tuesday of each month in 2023 at the Village Municipal Center.

The tradition was first started in 2019, put on hold during the pandemic, and resumed last year.

The health screenings will include blood pressure and glucose checks.

“It is important for the public to know that the Fire Department doesn’t just focus on fires,” said LFD Chief Chad Kooyenga. “As much of what we do revolves around providing emergency medical care, helping residents monitor blood pressure and glucose levels is a natural fit for us. We can assist residents in their tracking of these vital signs in a path to better health.”

The screenings will start at 1:30 p.m. and run for an hour. They are free and no appointment is required. The Lansing Municipal Center is located at 3141 Ridge Road.

Fall and fire prevention

The Lansing Fire Department is also focusing on fire and fall prevention for older adults by hosting a program titled “Remembering When” on Thursday, February 23.

The program will center around 16 safety messages, eight regarding fire safety and eight regarding fall prevention.

“Not only will the presentation be informative, but fire department personnel will also engage attendees in some trivia game fun,” said a Village of Lansing press release.

The program will take place on February 28 from 9–11 a.m. at the Lansing Fire Department headquarters, located at 18200 Chicago Avenue.

“By focusing attention on these two serious issues, we can make a measurable improvement in the health and well-being of older adults, who are a rapidly growing segment of the population,” said Kooyenga. “Remembering When is designed to prevent injuries among older adults and help them live safely at home.”

Registration is available online or by calling 708-895-7400.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.