Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is offering a cholesterol screening to the public on Monday, June 12 at their offices in Suite 114 of the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Avenue (Rte. 7) on the Wilton/Norwalk town line. The screening is by appointment only and will be held from 8:45 a.m.-12 noon.

The screening includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose, as well as blood pressure and body mass calculation. A private health counseling session with a registered nurse will be provided. The screening involves a simple, finger-stick blood test and results will be available within 10 minutes.

The cost is $30 payable by cash or check. Fasting for 12 hours prior to the test is suggested but not required.

High blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans. It can be a serious condition as it increases the risk for heart disease, yet has no symptoms. Research indicates that lowering blood cholesterol levels lessens the risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a heart attack or stroke.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203.762.8958.

A non-profit community organization for more than 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides professional nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice and palliative care for adults and children in Wilton and throughout Fairfield County. The agency is a preferred provider of home health and hospice services for Western Connecticut Health Network and received a four-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.