Free screenings for depression will be offered next week at 30 locationsacross Iowa. Senator Chuck Grassley, who is chair of the Senate SpecialCommittee on Aging, is particularly urging older Iowans to take advantage ofthe screenings.Between 12 and 20 percent of Americans over age 65 have depression & onlyone or two percent of them get treatment. Grassley says some people ignorethe symptoms of depression, thinking it’s just a case of the blues.To find the screening site nearest to you, call 800-573-4433. The freescreening day is October 7th, that’s one week from Thursday.
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