Event at the Heart of Good Health
Hundreds packed in and received helpful information on health services available to them across the peninsula at Laurel High School Saturday morning.
The Heart of Good Health is now in its sixth year, and provides the local community with education and information on many aspects of living a healthy lifestyle.
Health professionals and several health screenings were available, including screenings for cholesterol, glucose, vision, blood pressure and more.
The event has become a mainstay in the community to help folks find more services for their families.
"A lot of times advertisement isn't necessarily what each, especially non-profit, has to give because of the money," says Jovoni Simmons with Nurse Family Partnership. "So just let them know what free services are out here for them to for them to take a part of. So for us, we want to let them know that there are free personal nurse services for expecting mothers for them to utilize."
Health information and interactive displays on heart risk factors, body mass index (BMI), stroke awareness, healthy eating, diabetes, cancer, and much more were also available.