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Cerro Gordo County's Senior Health Clinic rebrands

New name, same goal: provide health education, understanding medications and other specific topics for those 55+

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:17 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is rebranding a service that helps older adults in the county.

The Senior Health Clinic is changing its name to the "Healthy Living Clinic", but is maintaining its mission to provide annual health assessments to those age 55 and older.

The clinic goes to various communities and locations around the county with a registered nurse to discuss health care concerns in a 90 minute, non-rushed setting.

Shirley Stephen is in charge of the clinic, and says that the name was updated because so many people spoke out against the title of "senior."

"I start at age 55, and the younger seniors don't want to be seniors. We're very active and we're moving around, so that's why we changed the name. So that the name will be more of what we are," Stephen said.

The clinic does not replace regular physician care.

The next scheduled clinic will be at the IOOF Home in Mason City on July 25th.

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