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Health services, talks set for senior citizens

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MURRAY — The Murray City Heritage Center, 10 E. 6150 South (west of State Street), is offering health services and lectures to senior citizens in February. Appointments are required for health services and can be made by calling the center at 264-2635. Offered are:

Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., "Wait — Don't Go!" is a bladder health and incontinence lecture for both men and women discussing the kinds of bladder problems older adults encounter, their cause and solutions to correcting or coping with them. The free class does not require registration. Lunch will be available for $2.50. Reservations for lunch must be made by 1 p.m. the day before the class by calling 264-2635.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon, ear wax removal, suggested donation $1. It will be performed by Salt Lake County Healthy Aging Services. Also at that time will be bone density measurement, suggested donation $5. Appointments may be made up to two weeks before the clinic.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, a vision screening clinic. A volunteer from Prevent Blindness Utah will screen for glaucoma while Dr. David A. Spencer, an ophthalmologist from Murray, will check for visual acuity and cataracts. Appointments can be made beginning Jan. 31. The screenings are sponsored in part by Intermountain Health Care and The United Way.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Frank Yanowitz, medical director of the Fitness Institute and chief of geriatrics at LDS Hospital, will speak about heart disease and strokes. The free lecture does not require registration.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 9 to 10 a.m., audiologist Bruce Birch will check and clean hearing aids. From 10 a.m. to noon he will test for hearing loss and offer evaluations and recommendations. The hearing test is for those who do not wear hearing aids. Appointments can be made beginning Feb. 14.