Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, along with the Johnson County Health Department and Passport Health Plan, hosted the first annual World Diabetes Day Lunch and Learn and Health Fair on November 14 at the Ramada Inn of Paintsville. The health fair featured over 25 vendors from various health-related service fields. Thanks to these partners, event participants obtained free foot exams from Paul B. Hall Wound Healing Center, flu shots from the Johnson County Health Department, cholesterol screening from Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center’s lab, dental exams from Big Sandy Health Care, A1C through the Big Sandy Diabetes Coalition, blood pressure and BMI screenings with the Big Sandy Community and Technical College Nursing Students. During the Lunch and Learn, community members received valuable education on diabetes related topics from local health care providers Jennifer Martin, APRN, Amy Blair, RN, Elaine Burton, Cindy Scott, RD and Tyler Hamilton, DO. Gentle Yoga sessions were also available during the event.
If you have diabetes and would like information on classes or free monthly support group meetings offered by Licensed Diabetes Educator, Ashley Webb, call 606-789-3511 ext. 1229. For those with pre-diabetes, the Johnson County Health Department will begin their next Diabetes Prevention Program on November 29, 2018 at 10:00 am. To register for the class, call Mary Beth Castle at 606-789-2590.
Officials with the Johnson County Health Department, Paul B Hall Regional Medical Center, and numerous other local agencies joined together to host a “Lunch & Learn” Health Fair on Wednesday in recognition of World Diabetes Day.
The health fair was held at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville.
Dozens of people were in attendance Wednesday morning with many more coming throughout the day.
Those who took part in the event had the opportunity to receive free A1C, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.
The health department was on hand with flu shots and lunch was served at noon.
Foot exams and gentle Yoga sessions also took place during the event.