A Snowy But Successful Health Fair!

3 Nov

The YWCA of Asheville hosted a Health Fair in collaboration with Mission Heart Health Services on Saturday, November 1st  from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. It was free and open to the community – and it was a great success, despite the snowy weather!

Visitors were greeted by Alex Mitchell, the YW’s Nutrition Coordinator, whipping up delicious kale smoothies. YW volunteer Ariana Weaver checked to make sure that everyone had pledged to vote in the General Election coming up on November 4.

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This wellness event offered glucose (blood sugar), cholesterol and blood pressure checks and BMI evaluation. Health education and screenings were available, including balance, hearing, and vision screening.

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WNCAP and the Council on Aging were there to provide information about their organizations.

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Pisgah Legal Services educated individuals about the upcoming open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Mission Hospital hosted a low-cost CPR class. The event also included chair massage and other alternative wellness therapies.

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Students from UNCA-Asheville’s Health & Wellness program were there presenting their semester projects on topics including sugar content in foods.

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In the School Age program area of the YW building, visitors discovered an amazing “farmers market” – with free, fresh fruits and vegetables provided by Gardens United CSA and WhiskeyPigs CSA.

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Thank you to all of our participants and guests!

One Response to “A Snowy But Successful Health Fair!”

  1. Beth Maczka November 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    What a great event! My thanks to Mission Health and all of our community partners who braved the weather!

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