November 10, 2023 | New Stores
Hy-Vee, Inc. is partnering with the Iowa Area Agencies on Aging to host a series of Senior Wellness Days at select Hy-Vee stores across Iowa over the next several weeks.
The full list of participating Hy-Vee stores and event dates can be found below.
Hy-Vee’s Senior Wellness Days are free to the public and will have services and resources available to assist older Iowans in managing their health. These services include:
Individuals ages 60+ can visit a participating Hy-Vee Pharmacy to receive vaccinations for COVID-19, RSV, shingles and/or pneumococcal on Senior Wellness Day (with no prescription necessary). At each participating Hy-Vee Pharmacy location, the first 250 individuals ages 60+ who get a vaccine will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card,** courtesy of the Iowa Area Agencies on Aging.
Only walk-ins will be accepted for these events. For more eligibility details, individuals can visit www.hy-vee.com/healthnew/senior. Individuals can also visit this page to download and complete a vaccine consent form in advance to bring with them on their Senior Wellness Day. Individuals should also bring their insurance or Medicare Part B/Part D card (if a Medicare recipient) to their vaccination.
*Vaccines are free with most private and public insurance plans.
**Only available while supplies last. Limit one gift card per eligible vaccine recipient. To be eligible, individuals must be ages 60+. Gift card is only valid on food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases. This project is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) through USAging as part of a financial assistance award to USAging totaling $74,999,835 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement, by USAging, ACL/ HHS.
Individuals can meet with a Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle representative to learn about Medicare coverage options. Hy-Vee pharmacy staff will also be available to conduct free Medicare Part D plan comparison reviews. Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is currently open through Dec. 7, 2023.
Free A1C Screenings
A Hy-Vee registered dietitian will be onsite to administer free A1C screenings (while supplies last), which measure individual’s average blood sugar levels over the past three months. This is a common test used to identify prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Individuals will also be able to learn about other nutritional services available at Hy-Vee.
Individuals can meet with representatives from Midwest Heritage (a Hy-Vee subsidiary) to learn about financial fraud protection, checking and savings accounts, Certificate of Deposits with competitive rates and more.
“In an effort to increase health care access and improve health outcomes for older Iowans, we are proud to partner with the Iowa Area Agencies on Aging to host Senior Wellness Days across Iowa,” said Aaron Wiese, president of Hy-Vee. “We hope these events will encourage routine vaccinations ahead of the upcoming holiday season and provide more resources to help individuals better manage their health.”
To learn more, visit www.hy-vee.com/healthnew/senior.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 550 business units across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $13 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 75,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.