Aging Network News
Week of April 20, 2014
Free Health Screenings Offered at Kidney Action Day on May 2 (Kidney Action Fund)
Did you know that untreated high blood pressure is the leading cause of kidney disease? Advanced kidney disease can lead to disability or dialysis treatments to sustain life. Kidney Action Day, a free community health event on May 2, will provide free kidney health screenings. Have your blood pressure, blood glucose and kidney function checked and enjoy healthy food samples. There will also be entertainment and fitness demonstrations, including kickboxing, line dance, tap, Zumba and more. The event will be held on Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. on the Municipal Services Building Plaza, across from City Hall at 1401 JFK Blvd. in Philadelphia. For more information, contact Janet Waema at 240.292.7019
. For more information about kidney health, go to www.KidneyFund.org
"We may never dissuade leaders of our nation or any other nation from responding vengefully, violently, to every insult or injury. In this, the Age of Television, they will continue to find irresistible the temptation to become entertainers, to compete with movies by blowing up bridges and police stations and factories and so on… But in our personal lives, our inner lives, at least, we can learn to live without the sick excitement, without the kick of having scores to settle with this particular person, or that bunch of people, or that particular institution or race or nation. And we can then reasonably ask forgiveness for our trespasses, since we forgive those who trespass against us. And we can teach our children and then our grandchildren to do the same – so that they, too, can never be a threat to anyone."
(1922-2007), from If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young