The 2019 Health Fair was as wildly successful as last year, and the year before, and the year before that, and the…..well, you get the idea.
Scores of representatives of diverse health care providers set up their displays for the hundreds of residents who came to browse. Although some of us were mostly interested in scoring free pens, candy, emery boards, and chip clips, we all had the opportunity to talk to the vendors. Information may not be needed right away, such as the Assisted
Living Centers or Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, but when the time comes, you’ll have a name in mind.
Other vendors had information and/or products that can be used right now. Looking for a chiropractor or dietician? How about a volunteer opportunity? Go talk to Meals on Wheels or Comfort Keepers or the Memory Bears people.
As always, cholesterol and glucose checks were available for a ridiculously low cost for those who pre-registered. Blood pressure, glaucoma, body mass index – you could get them all tested.
Hungry? Just needed to sit down? The kitchen was open with healthy snacks and drinks, a life-saver for those who had to fast for the blood tests.
And of course, we can’t forget the door prizes! Some were quirky and most were valuable or at least useful. Thanks to Gerry Dewing for coordinating the dozens of prizes and calling the numbers.
Kathi Flyte was the Woman In Charge of this year’s Health Fair. She relied heavily on Alvina Beyer’s years of experience and Pam Batey’s energy. All the volunteer workers are to be commended for helping, and that especially includes Greg Plank, who set up all the tables and chairs on Tuesday. Kudos to all of you!