The 10th annual Health Fair at the Leroy Rogers Senior Center will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. The city of Tifton and Tift Regional Medical Center are co-sponsoring the event.
Site Manager Natasha Patrick said the goal of the health fair is to further educate the community. Approximately 30 vendors are expected.
“A health screening, if needed, will take place whereby tests are given to enable them to find out their cholesterol, blood pressure, height/weight, blood sugar level, bone density and a variety of other biometric measures,” she said.
There will be various booths set up from local hospitals, universities, and wellness and preventive medicine vendors to educate the community. These groups will also encourage attendees to sign up for preventive medicine programs.
“Preventive medicine is on the cutting edge of care management today,” Patrick noted. She added that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” has never been more important.
“Preventive medicine is the cornerstone of a health care system that focuses on preventing an illness from occurring rather than treating it after the fact,” she said.
There will be door prizes and flu shots will be available (with insurance card). Free flu shots will be given to the first 20 people without insurance. Lunch and “Ask the Doctor” will begin at 12:30 p.m.
For more information, call 391-3956 or 391-9299.