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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to present free senior health expo on June 30

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (June 25, 2018) — A community event focused on health and wellness for seniors 60 and older will take place Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh South. The event is free and open to the public.

The Healthy Living Expo, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, will feature vendors and expert advice on nutrition, exercise, health care, financial planning and more. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with a financial planner, learn more about MyChart interactive health records and find an ideal Doctor Match. Free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings will be available throughout the day, and attendees can talk with a Wellness Coach and review prescriptions with a pharmacist.

Allegheny Health Network physicians and nurses will deliver health talks and presentations on a variety of topics, including cardiac care at 10 a.m., osteoporosis at 11 a.m., diabetes at noon and orthopedics at 1 p.m. A health care "know-how" discussion at 2 p.m. will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about Medicare options and ask questions to experts. Healthy cooking demonstrations will also be offered during the event at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Local health and wellness exhibitors, including SilverSneakers, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging, will be onsite offering attendees additional resources for staying connected to their health.

The Pirate Parrot will make a special appearance and there will be free giveaways, snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

"Highmark has a long history of supporting the needs of seniors in the communities where we do business," said Alexis Miller, senior vice president of senior markets, Highmark. "That’s why we are offering this event bringing together experts from lifestyle, financial planning, cooking, health care, pharmacy and other industries — all in one location — to provide seniors with the information and resources they need to stay well and live their best lives."

While advance registration is not required, the first 500 people to RSVP online at HealthyLivingExpoPGH.com will get a free reusable tote bag at registration the day of the event.

For more information about the Healthy Living Expo, visit HealthyLivingExpoPGH.com.

About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 2.5 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional individuals through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the market leader in commercial market share, and through its affiliated Blue companies, has strong Medicare Advantage market share as well. Through its affiliated Blue companies, Highmark is the largest and highest-rated Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania, and all Medicare Advantage plans have received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services STARS quality rating of 4+ out of 5.0 STARS. In western Pennsylvania, its unaided brand awareness, brand preference and overall brand rating are significantly higher than its closest competitor. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs more than 4,100 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact:
Kristy Cramlet
Highmark Health
304-424-9888
kristy.cramlet@highmarkhealth.org