Annual health fair set for April 30


The 26th-annual Community Health Fair & Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Community Church, located at 525 Glenn Ave. in Washington C.H.

There are numerous attractions this year for kids, including clowns, alpacas, pony rides, YMCA challenge, bouncy house, rock wall, emergency vehicles – including the Guardian of the Ribbon pink fire truck – children’s characters and face painting. Animals from the Columbus Zoo will also be present at 1 p.m.

There are also new events for adults this year. Practical Wellness will be offering 15-minute meditation sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., free of charge to participants. Health Kneads will be offering free chair massages.

Free health screenings are available and will include vision and hearing, blood pressure, foot care, body fat, scoliosis, skin screening, family dental screenings, developmental screenings for children and depression screenings. Pharmaceutical consultations will also be offered. Remember to bring a complete list of medications if anyone wishes to receive a consultation. The Good Hope Lions will be conducting vision screenings for pre-school through kindergarten ages.

Comprehensive blood draws by experienced staff are offered at an extremely reduced rate. The pre-registration form for the blood work can be found on the flyers available at many local businesses, in the Record-Herald and on the Fayette County Memorial Hospital’s (FCMH) Facebook page. Pre-registration forms must be submitted to the FCMH Laboratory by Tuesday, April 26, however, the community can still participate without having turned in a pre-registration form.

The Red Cross will be on site conducting a blood drive. Call 740-335-2945 or 740-335-3873 to schedule your appointment and to be entered to win a Hocking Hills getaway to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls as well as a zip line tour.

Bone density testing will be available at no charge. Vascular screenings will be held at FCMH on April 26-27 and May 3-5. The cost is $75 and appointments can be scheduled by calling 740-335-2945.

Finally, several local restaurants will be offering inexpensive meals for the family. The Willow will be serving homemade chicken and noodles, Donato’s pizza will be available, and Horney’s BBQ will be serving with their slow cooked meats. Breakfast items will be available in the morning for sale by Above and Beyond 4-H Club.

The Fayette County Memorial Hospital contributed to this article.
Free screenings, low-priced food and fun for the whole family

The Record-Herald

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