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The Bridge at Florissant Honors Veterans May 18

The Bridge at Florissant will have a special Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 18. Retired U.S. Marine William Rupp, a resident of the Bridge at Florissant, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Rupp, a distinguished and decorated World War II veteran, was named the 2006 Veteran of the Year by the Pentagon and is one of nineteen veterans honored in a book titled Distinguished Veterans Who Made a Difference. As part of the ceremony, Rupp will present each Bridge at Florissant veteran with a medal of appreciation that he designed.

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Thursday, April 30

Beck Elder Law presents Protecting Your Retirement Plan at the Bridge at Florissant, 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to 314-831-0988

Friday, May 1

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Thursday, April 2

Blood Pressure Clinic at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St. at 10:15 a.m. Also offered April 9, 16, and 23 Refreshments served. RSVP to 838-3877.

Safety in the Home presented by PREMIERE at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St. at 9:30 a.m. Complimentary breakfast at 9 a.m. RSVP by calling 314-838-3877.

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Life Line Screenings Coming to Florissant

Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

John Knox Presbyterian Church will host this community event on March 19 at 13200 New Halls Ferry Rd. Florissant.

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County Health Department Urges Everyone Stay Current with All Recommended Vaccinations

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is strongly urging all residents to stay current with all recommended vaccinations.

“The recent measles outbreaks around the nation should remind us all of the importance of receiving all recommended vaccinations,” said Dr. Faisal Khan, director of the Saint Louis County Department of Health. “Measles was considered to have been eradicated in the United States by the year 2000, but now it is back because of people not staying current with their vaccinations.”

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County Health Department Advises All To Be Vaccinated Against Seasonal Flu

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is strongly advising that all residents be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. The flu has arrived earlier in the St. Louis area this year; the number of cases has more than tripled over the last three weeks.

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