Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) held its annual CREATION Life themed Health Fair at EKU Manchester Campus on April 19, 2018.
The Health Fair was free and open to the public, and offered free health screenings, give-a-ways, door prizes, and information for every family members health.
We are excited to offer various community events like the health fair to the residents of Clay County, said Hurriyat Ghayyur, Director of Marketing at the hospital. In today's world, knowledge is power, and with the information offered at events like this, we learn how to live healthier lives and take care of ourselves.
At the fair, participants learned about heart health, women's health, diabetes control and prevention, smoking cessation, stress management, maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and fitness and much more.
Health screenings such as blood pressure and blood sugar etc. were done on the spot by the hospital team. Encouraging people to get screened and lead a healthier lifestyle is a very important part of what we do, said Ghayyur. The earlier you know if there are any problems, the earlier they can be addressed.
There were many wonderful door prizes to be won that day. TLC Medical Supply donated Blood Pressure Cuff, won by Pam Mathis, while Be Healthy with Beth donated a T-Shirt and a months free exercise classes won by Trinity Downey and Beverly Smith. LA Medical gave away a blood pressure cuff given to Pamela Mathis; Physician Services of Memorial Hospital gave two gift baskets away won by Faye Napier and Marilyn Hoffman; Morgan Pharmacy gave away a blood pressure cuff to Yvonne Collins and a $50 Subway Gift Card to Harvey Travis. Clay County Physical Therapy along with Booneville Physical Therapy gave away a Canning Cookbook won by Sherry Owens and a exercise ball won by Yvonne Collins.
The hospital would like to thank the following for participating in the health fair:
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Be Healthy with Beth
Booneville Physical Therapy
Big Sandy Technical College
Blue Grass Care Navigators
Candlelight Therapeutic Massage
Clay County Cancer Coalition
Clay County Extension Office
Clay County Physical Therapy & Fitness Center
Clay County Public Library
Clay County Senior Citizens
Family Medical Care of Clay County
Glenndale Medical Care
Kentucky Cancer Program
Laurel Creek Nursing Home
L.A. Medical Supplies
Manchester Behavioral Health
Manchester Memorial Diabetes Educator
Manchester Ear, Nose & Throat
Manchester Memorial Hospital Dietary
Manchester Memorial Hospital Case Management
Manchester Urology Clinic
Memorial Home Health
Red Bird Mission
Save the Children
Social Services Foster Parents
TLC Medical Supply
and the various departments from within the hospital.