Free health screenings to be offered at Snyder center

Older residents can receive free health screenings and wellness information on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center as part of the 2011 Senior Health & Wellness Expo.

The event, which is being held as part of Older Americans Month, is being sponsored by the city and IP Casino Resort Spa. Free refreshments will be served.

The Snyder center is at 2520 Pass Road, in west Biloxi.

Details: Cheryl Bell or Gwen Johnson, 388-7170 or email

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