Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Hixson United Methodist Church’s Community Health Fair is an opportunity for attendees to gather information on health-related topics and get a variety of health screenings, most of which are free of charge, all in one location.
The fair is being held at the church Monday, Oct. 7 and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $7 luncheon featuring speaker LaTrice Currie begins at noon.
The church has held similar community health fairs for the past two years.
“It’s really become something I think the community looks forward to,” said Deby Hazelwood, parish nurse and event organizer. “Our mission is to bring health and hope and healing to the community, and the health fair was born out of that mission.”
The fair features 38 vendors offering health-related products and services.
Free screenings available include bone density scans, nerve scans, hearing screenings and balance tests. For a charge, attendees can get a mammogram on Memorial’s Mobile Health Coach (preregistration necessary) or get a flu shot.
Attendees can learn more about conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and breast cancer as well as how to stay healthy through nutrition and fitness, chair massage and acupuncture.
Representatives from local senior living communities and funeral homes will also be on hand to provide further information about their services.