STAYING HEALTHYPublished 11:00pm Monday, May 6, 2013
Hundreds of city employees take part in annual health fair
Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves said that the City is dedicated to doing anything it can do to keep its employees healthy and well.
That “anything” includes the City’s annual Employee Health Fair. The 2013 health fair was held Monday at the Troy Recreation Center and about half of the city’s 250 fulltime employees took advantage of the opportunity.
“The Employee Health Fair is free to all city employees and it’s voluntary,” said Meredith McLendon. “It’s an opportunity get a variety of checks and to be made aware of result that needs to be followed up with a personal physician, as happened with one employee whose blood pressure was high.”
Participating health care facilities were Behavioral Health, Gentiva Hospice, Family Eye Center, Pike County Health Department, Troy Regional Medical Center, Pike Internal Medicine and Anytime Fitness.
“Diane LeVeque said that, although she has regular checkups with her physician, she participated in the Employee Health Fair to keep a check on her blood pressure and cholesterol.
“It’s always a good thing to be re-checked,” she said. “It never hurts and you don’t know when you might see something that you don’t like. I really appreciate the City of Troy looking after us.”
Catherine Jordan said that she, too, appreciates the opportunity to get “checked on.”
“Life is filled with stress and I’ve been more stressed than usual and haven’t been sleeping all that well,” she said. “I just felt like my blood pressure was high.”
However, Jordan’s blood pressure was just fine and she, laughingly, said that she’ll now sleep better because she took advantage of the opportunity to get her blood pressure checked.
“If I hadn’t come, I would have kept on worrying.”