Health fair set for May 14 in Holly Springs
Alliance HealthCare System, Williams Medical Clinic and the Alliance Charitable Foundation of Marshall County are hosting the ninth annual Eddie L. Smith Community Health Fair on Thursday, May 14.
It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building, 235 North Memphis Street, Holly Springs.
This year’s theme, “A Healthy Commitment in Changing Times,” also is the theme for National Hospital Week.
At the Health Fair, Alliance HealthCare System will focus on the capabilities and services available in the new Alliance Medical Arts Building., as well as the plans for a new hospital. Free health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and body density tests will be available at no charge. In addition, coupons for free PSA tests used to detect prostate cancer will be available for men. There will be a variety of booths distributing information on the many health-related programs, services, and providers available in our town and surrounding area. Hot dogs and beverages will be served for lunch.
This year, the Health Fair is focusing exclusively on adults and organizers anticipate an attendance of approximately 500 people. On leaving, all attendees will be asked to fill out a health indicators survey and then be given a free T-shirt.
The members of the Health Fair committee are very excited about this year’s Health Fair and look forward to providing the community with information about their health and available health care.
On May 12, a Men’s Health Forum and dinner will be held in the Multi-Purpose Building at 6 p.m. The topic of discussion will be pro-active personal health and prostate cancer.
On May 13, a Women’s Health Luncheon will be held in the Multi-Purpose Building at 12 noon. The topic of discussion for that gathering also will be pro-active personal health. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP to 551-3397.
Parks and Recreation plans youth program
The City of Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be having a Youth Summer Program for boys and girls ages 7-12.
The summer program is set for June 1-July 3 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building.
The cost of the program is $50. For more information, call 662-252-4807.
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