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Community health fair this weekend at National Guard Armory

Published 11:00pm Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Chi Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is sponsoring a Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory on George Wallace Drive in Troy.

Admission is free and everyone is invited to come out and take advantage of the opportunities a community health fair affords, said Sabrina Thomas, Chapter member.

“We will have educational information on nutrition, exercise, care givers, HIV/AIDS, cancer, living wills and tobacco,” Thomas said. “The health fair will also offer a 20-minute HIV test.

“We have two very informative seminars. Attorney Thad Yancey will lead the seminar on Advance Directives at 11 a.m. Karen Boyd of the House of Ruth will conduct a seminar on Domestic Violence Prevention at 1 p.m.”

Vision screenings, hearing screenings and blood checks will be done on request. Flu vaccinations will also be available at a cost of $5 for those who do not have insurance. Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted.

Life South Community Blood Center will offer free snacks and Alabama and Auburn T-shirts to blood donors throughout the day.

“We’ll have a Kids’ Corner with face painting and more,” Thomas said. “And, kids will be invited to Moon Walk with St. Peter Baptist Church.”

There will be many opportunities to win door prizes.

Thomas said the Community Health Fair will be informative and fun.

“We invite the community to come out and take advantage of these free health screenings and become better informed on health issues,” she said.

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