Chamber hosts health fair

Published 12:56 am Sunday, June 7, 2015

SOUTH POINT— Those who attended the health fair at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, hosted by the Lawrence County Safety Council in collaboration with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, King’s Daughters Medical Center and Mountwest Community and Technical College, had the opportunity to get information on numerous topics, talk to professionals and have some tests taken free of charge.

“We wanted to promote health and wellness to our members and members of the community,” Jordan Lucas, manager of the Lawrence County Safety Council, said. “This is the first year that we have put it on, but we are going to try to do it every year now.”

Representatives from King’s Daughters were available at each table of the health fair, which were for cancer and skin cancer screenings, heart health, smoking cessation and nutrition as well as a table with information about Employee Health Solutions by King’s Daughters, a program in which plans are taken to businesses for biometrics testing. Free massages were also available by Mountwest for health fair guests.

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In the parking lot, a King’s Daughters mobile unit was available to check height, weight, body mass index, vision, hearing, EKG, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.

“We had about 125 people come through,” Lucas said. “It’s been a big success.”