Free community health fair in Hennessey April 16

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Free community health fair in Hennessey April 16

April 10, 2012

Nursing students from Northwestern Oklahoma State University are providing a free community health fair at the Hennessey High School Auditorium in the south community room on April 16 from 6-9 p.m. Guest speakers from Fight Addiction Through Education (FATE) Reggie Whitten, founder, and Jim Priest, executive director, will present at 7 p.m.

FATE seeks to educate Oklahomans about substance abuse and addiction in the state and to motivate those who face this problem to take action in solving both the individual and the statewide problem.

At the health fair, there will be free blood pressure checks and informational handouts regarding blood pressure, smoking cessation, immunizations, Bio-touch, healthy living and RX Oklahoma – a prescription assistance program.

“The health fair consists of free health information for the residents of Hennessey,” Rachel Meloy, Hennessey senior, said.

Also, there will be information available and representatives from Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Northern Oklahoma Department of Aging (NODA), FATE Inc., and Hospice Circle of Love Janet Cordell, a health care volunteer, and a representative from Greenbrier Nursing Home also will be present.

“Greenbrier is the only contracted Veterans Affairs (VA) facility in northwest Oklahoma,” said Brittany Conner, marketing director of Greenbrier.

“I really hope that there is a good turnout,” Meloy said. “I chose to host this health fair in my hometown because I believe that the health of our community as a whole is important, and everyone can benefit from free health information.”

Contact Meloy at (405) 853-6510 with any questions about the health fair.

For more information about FATE, visit www.changeyourfate.org.

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