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Crisis / Support Line 1-800-284-9980 229-226-6666
Business Line 229-226-6682 P . O . Box 1838 • Thomasville , GA 31799

Did you know ?

Health screenings are a vital component of preventative health care . Specific screenings for older adults can help them stay healthy . Healthline and WebMD recommend older adults schedule these routine tests . The frequency of the screenings may depend on individuals ’ health histories , so each test should be discussed with a physician during adults ’ annual checkups .
• Blood pressure check
• Blood test to check cholesterol and triglyceride levels
• Colorectal cancer exam starting at age 50
• Weight screening to check for gains or losses
• Prostate cancer screening for men age 70 and older
• Breast exam and mammogram for women , starting at age 40
• Pap smear and HPV tests at the recommended intervals advised by a doctor
• Hearing test
• Osteoporosis test
• Shingles and pneumococcal vaccines
• Eye exam
• Periodontal exam once per year — Met ro Creat iv e Connect ion

Our Mission Halcyon Home is a non-profit , non-denominational , charitable organization for battered women and their children whose mission is to : provide safe shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence , their children , and survivors of sexual assault ; promote community awareness and education to help prevent and break the cycle of violence ; provide an environment of encouragement , compassion , and support for all those we service .

Crisis / Support Line 1-800-284-9980 229-226-6666
Business Line 229-226-6682 P . O . Box 1838 • Thomasville , GA 31799
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