The women’s group at Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church made a goal this past year to focus on healthy, happy lifestyles. This Saturday will mark the first free wellness fair to help them reach that goal.
The “Spring into Health” wellness fair is planned from noon to 2 p.m. at Pitts Chapel, 600 Benton Ave, March 26. Jordan Valley Community Health Center partnered with the women’s group to host the wellness fair, said Charlotte Hardin, chair with Pitts Chapel Administrative Board.
“We decided, every quarter, we were going to do something to address health and wellness,” Hardin said, considering the chapel’s older members “are facing lots of health issues in our various networks and groups.”
With congregator’s conversations centering on health challenges, Hardin said the women’s group decided to jump in on providing resources and information to folks who may need it.
The fair will host officials from Jordan Valley as they take blood pressure and speak with people about possible health concerns relating to high numbers. A group from Ozarks Technical Community College will also be in attendance to check body mass index. Holistic health representatives will be present to talk about other health options, such as acupuncture and massage.
“Our primary goal is to raise awareness of your own health and wellness and making it a priority,” Hardin said. “If we don’t take care of ourselves, no one else will and we can’t be available to help others if we aren’t well ourselves.”
The wellness fair will also double as a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, courtesy of Jordan Valley. Hardin said vaccine shots, boosters and doses for children will be available.
In addition, the wellness fair will also have activities, the chance to win prizes and enjoy complimentary snacks. Attendees are requested to mask while at the wellness fair.
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