“We had a very successful, very informative Community Health Fair” is the assessment of Peggy Young. She coordinates the Senior Center on Front Street and Young put in many hours preparing for the Health Fair held yesterday.
The center’s large event room was crowded with vendors distributing information on just about everything about personal health someone could want. Young said, “Over 150 people took advantage of the information they offered. They could get their blood pressure checked or have reduced-rate blood work done by Christus Coushatta Health Care.”
Among participants were Red River Industries with samples of the delicious cookies and pastries they create; Kilpatrick Life gave information on an upcoming pre-arrangement seminar they are planning; and several home health and hospice agencies provided information on services they offered.
Participants were able to learn about Medicare, dental services offered by Christus Coushatta’s new dental clinic, how to get help with utilities for low income residents, and a wealth of other information.
The Community Health Fair was offered as a service to the residents of Red River Parish by the Council on Aging. There was information on the COA feeding programs, transportation, and other services provided.