MARTIN – Kentucky One Health and Saint Joseph Martin held its 13th annual Senior Health Fair Thursday, Sept. 29. The event was held at Graceway United Methodist Church located at 8410 Ky. 80 in Langley.
St. Joseph Martin administrative staff Billie Turner, Dr. Peter Kummant, Kathy Stumbo, and Neva Francis were on hand to talk with individuals about services offered at the hospital as well as answer questions and listen to suggestions from community members.
The health fair offered a number of screenings such as blood pressure checks and participants could take advantage of free flu shots.
“It is important for us to reach out to the community and let them know we are available,” said Shannon White of Saint Joseph Hospital. “The health fair enables us to meet the members of our community and gives them a chance to socialize and get to know us.”
The Senior Health Fair is the largest community outreach program of the year for the hospital. In addition to the screenings, door prizes awarded, and services offered, attendees were provided a hot lunch sponsored by Cooley Medical Supply.
The vendors who participated in the Senior Health Fair were Cooley Medical, Floyd County Health Department, Riverview Nursing Home, Oxygen Plus, Saint Joseph Martin-Senior Renewal, Floyd County Extension Service, Big Sandy Area Development District, Kentucky Homeplace, Hospice of Bluegrass, and Big Sandy Community Action Program.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.