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Methodist Fremont Health relaunches AgeLess Program for area adults 55 and older

Published: Jan. 22, 2024

In an effort to improve the health and well-being of individuals 55 and older, Methodist Fremont Health is proud to announce the relaunch of its AgeLess Program.

The program, which was halted during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, is back to offer special discounts on wellness screenings and free educational programming that provides tips and information on living a healthy lifestyle. 


Screenings – which require an appointment – will be offered 7-8:30 a.m., on the second Wednesday of each month. Those dates are:

  • Feb. 14         
  • Mar. 13       
  • Apr. 10         
  • May 8            
  • June 12       
  • July 10   
  • Aug. 14
  • Sept. 11
  • Oct. 9
  • Nov. 13
  • Dec. 11     

The following screenings will be offered:

  • Wellness blood profiles, which provide a lipid panel, check kidney and liver function, and screen for diabetes, anemia, infection and more ($35)
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test, which checks thyroid function ($20)
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which screens for prostate cancer ($20)
  • Hemoglobin (HbA1c or A1c) test, which measures average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months ($20)
  • Hepatitis C antibody test, which can detect antibodies against the Hepatitis C virus (free)
    All positive Hepatitis C results must be reported to the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended for ideal screening results. If you’re taking medications, take them as scheduled unless told otherwise by your provider. You may drink water or black coffee while fasting. Screenings are not intended as a substitute for regular medical exams. All tests are offered at a reduced fee and cannot be billed through health insurance. Cash or personal checks will be accepted on the day of testing.

AgeLess educational programming will cover a variety of health-related topics. These sessions, which are led by Methodist Fremont Health experts, run 8:30-9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Feb. 14 – “Changing the Landscape of Healthcare” – Dr. Todd Eberle, hospital medicine
  • April 10 – “What Matters” – Melissa Heavican, service executive for acute care, and Katy Bonham, director of hospice 
  • June 12 – “Men’s Health” – Dr. Josh Edgar, internal medicine
  • Sept. 11 – “Medications & Vaccinations” – Nick Hummel, pharmacist 
  • Dec. 11 – “Healthy Holidays” – Deborah Willcox, dietitian

Registration is required at least one week prior to the session date. Complimentary breakfast will be provided.  

To enroll in the AgeLess program, fill out our online application or call (402) 727-3439.

To make a wellness screening appointment and/or register for an educational programming session, please contact Jill Gossett at (402) 727-3439.