POMEROY — Everything from free health screenings and nutritional information to material on services available locally through health care organizations was offered at the annual Health Fair held Saturday at the Mulberry Community Center.
The health fair which is held annually was sponsored by the Faith Community Nursing Health Ministries supported with grant money from the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund. Lenora Leifheit, RN-BC, Parish nurse, was assisted by Nancy Thoene of the Meigs Cooperative Parish, in arranging the health fair where financial status was not considered as criteria for participation.
Again this year personnel of the Holzer Health System Community Health and Wellness Program was on hand to do fasting lipid profiles and non-fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol. The Meigs County Extension office displayed charts on nutrition and healthy eating , and Norma Torres of “Think Pink” had a program on cancer awareness and prevention.
Ohio Valley Home Health and Medical Shoppe had a representative there disbursing health information and taking blood pressures, and a representative of the Area Agency on Aging 8 distributed pamphlets on elder care and services which can be accessed through that agency.