Senator Scavello to Host Free Heal Scan Bone Density Screening

Pen Argyl – State Senator Mario Scavello will host a free Heal Scan and Bone Density Screening on Thursday, June 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM at his Pen Argyl District Office (2 North Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl). The screening is hosted in partnership with Easton Hospital.

Bone density screenings are recommended for women over 65, men over 70, or anyone who has broken a bone after age 50 as a critical step in recognizing the warning signs for osteoporosis. Individuals are tested using a painless procedure called a heel scan, where the foot is placed on an ultrasound device to measure the mineral density of the heel.

“As we age, our bones begin to break down and cannot rebuild as quickly,” Senator Scavello said. “Osteoporosis causes bones to become brittle and leads to greater risk of fracturing a bone while doing even the simplest of tasks. This free screening is crucial for residents of my district to prevent future injuries and protect against the effects of osteoporosis.”

Women are asked to not wear pantyhose, so as not to interfere with the scan.

To make an appointment for your free bone density screening, please call Senator Scavello’s Pen Argyl District Office at 610-863-1200.

State Senator Mario Scavello represents the 40th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Monroe and Northampton Counties. To find out more information regarding this event or any state-related issue, please visit www.marioscavello.com or email mscavello@pasen.gov.

Contact: Stephen Reider
Phone: 610-863-1200