Council on Aging Hosts Health Fair

The annual Community Health Fair sponsored by the Red River Council on Aging was Tuesday morning.  They had a large turnout of people from the community and a great turnout of vendors.

Health Fair workers told The Journal that people started coming as soon as the doors opened.  When we visited at mid-morning there were lots of folks getting information and participating in the health screenings.

The nineteen vendors offered services ranging from blood pressure checks to help with Medicare and other services available to people of the parish.  Several home care and home nursing agencies were represented.  Or people could get information on various options with Medicare.

Red River 4-H was there with nutrition and other information.  The Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge program was represented and so was the Louisiana Department of Health.

Christus Coushatta had an information booth on breast cancer awareness.  The hospital was also performing the blood pressure checks and offering various blood panel screenings at extremely reasonable prices.

And many of the vendors brought door prizes.  Always fun to register for a big basket packed with goodies.

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