SALEM, Ind. – Residents are invited to access free health services and explore wellness resources at the Washington County Wellness Fair at the Washington County Family YMCA on Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Attendees 18 and older can participate in free health screenings that include blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and body mass index as well as hearing and eye screenings. Balance, gait, and food screenings, diabetes risk assessments and mental health assessments will also be available. Free flu and COVID-19 vaccines as well as naloxone kits and overdose prevention training will be offered on-site.
The first 125 attendees who complete screenings and a brief survey will receive a $5 Walmart gift card.
“This is a great opportunity to take control of your health and catch up on the screenings and assessments that help you make informed decisions,” said Judy Johnson, executive director of the Washington County Community Foundation. “The fair joins together resources from across the county and the region, and it offers an easy, one-stop location for this important self-care we all need.”
The fair will include resources from Ascension St. Vincent-Salem Hospital, Schneck Medical Center, Purdue Extension-Washington County, Washington County Tobacco Coalition, Hoosier Uplands, SHIP (State Health Insurance Program), IU School of Public Health, LifeSpring Health Systems, CareSource, Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation, Vision First Eye Care, Hoosier Hills Pact and Salem Apothecary.
Free childcare will also be available from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the YMCA. To reserve childcare, contact Hailey Jackson at email@example.com in advance of the event.
The event is sponsored by the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, Washington County Community Foundation, Ascension St. Vincent-Salem Hospital, Schneck Medical Center, Purdue Extension Nutrition, Education Program, Community Health Action Team, Washington County Family YMCA, Salem Senior Center, Washington County Chamber of Commerce and LifeSpring Health Systems.
Kyla Cox Deckard, IU Center for Rural Engagement
(812) 855-4992 office (812) 219-9993 cell