Picture of health

Friendly Village Apartments resident Catherine Hicks (left) receives a bone-density test from Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and of psychiatry, as part of the Collaborative Assessments to Revitalize the Elderly (CARE) in Our Community Program. The program, funded by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, combines educational seminars with free comprehensive medical screenings for osteoporosis, frailty and depression as well as personalized recommendations from medical professionals specializing in aging to help older adults stay active, independent and healthy. The team includes experts from the School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science, the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the Goldfarb College of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.