June 28, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
In the photo, Terri Young, a nurse with Heartland,
checks Golden Bear Carlos Haney’s blood pressure while
Heartland’s Director of Nursing Belinda Evans looks on at
the Shawnee State University Golden Bears first Health Care
and Service Information Day on Wednesday, June 16 in SSU’s
Warsaw Natatorium lobby.
SSU’s Golden Bears have Health Check and Service
Several organizations were on hand for the Shawnee State
University Golden Bears first Health Care and Service
Information Day on Wednesday, June 16 in SSU’s Warsaw
Portsmouth offered free blood pressure checks, and several
organizations were represented at the health fair,
including, the Social Security office, Senior Employment
Center from the Workforce Development Resource Center, RSVP,
Access Scioto County and the Area Agency on Aging, District
Bears have 428 members and applications are being accepted.
In order to join, a person must be a Scioto County resident
60 years of age or older and have proof of age at sign-up.
Membership is free.
If a person
is already a member, they must complete a new application
every year and update ID cards with any new medical
information including medications. This includes Golden
Bears who are ushers at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
are at the front desk of the Rhodes Athletic Center on the
SSU campus. The entrance and parking is in the rear of the
program was formed to promote good health and encourage
emotional and social wellbeing for members. The benefits of
membership include use of the Warsaw Natatorium, such as the
swimming pool, cardio weight room, racquetball courts and
gymnasium for walking.
programs, zumba, educational activities, social events,
parties, and attending university classes are a few of the
opportunities for Golden Bears. One room at the Warsaw
Natatorium is the Golden Bears Lounge where people meet and
socialize and all athletic events are free to members with a
special seating section at the basketball games.
Bears holistic program is available through a grant
sponsored by the Scioto County commissioners.