Blood Donors could win a new truck

The annual Johnson and Magoffin County Community Health Fair presented by Big Sandy Area Community Action Program will be held on Tuesday, August 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Paintsville Recreation Center at 232 Preston St., Paintsville.

The event is free and open to the public and will offer everyone the chance to connect with area healthcare providers and programs. In addition to healthcare information, there will be free health screenings, outreach materials, giveaways, and a variety of fantastic door prizes.

The Kentucky Blood Center will be joining the Health Fair this year and offering blood donors a free t-shirt and a chance to win a V6 Toyota Tacoma 4×4.

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program representatives will be on hand to help visitors learn more about their employment and training services for people of all ages, their Weatherization program, Garden Seed program, and host of other services aimed at helping eastern Kentuckians achieve self-sufficiency.

Health insurance providers including Passport Health Insurance and Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield will be available to help you learn more about your insurance options. Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center will give free blood pressure screenings, cholesterol checks, and physical therapy demonstrations. Big Sandy Diabetes Coalition will provide A1C screenings as well as BMI screenings. Highlands Regional Medical Center will be on hand to offer free dietary counseling and behavior and anxiety screenings. Visitors can even have a vision screening with Walmart Vision Center.

Visitors can connect with service groups including the Magoffin County Extension Office, Paul B. Hall Wound Care, Kentucky Homeplace Program, Johnson County Extension Office, Johnson County Health Department, Carl D. Perkins Job Corps, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Mountain Comprehensive Care Homeplace Clinic, and many others.

This year’s Community Health Fair is overflowing with prizes, screenings, and information. So get ready to have your questions answered and connect with local people who can help you find your way to health success.

For more information about the Johnson and Magoffin County Community Health Fair, contact Big Sandy Area Community Action Program Resource Representative Jennifer Conley at (606) 349-2217.

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