Free health care screenings at Jessamine Co. Health Check-up Day

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jessamine County’s Annual Health Check-up Day and the Annual Healthy Family Community Resource Fair have joined forces to offer the 2016 Jessamine Health Check-up Day on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jessamine County Career and Technology Center (JCTC).

“The Annual Healthy Family Community Resource Fair is geared toward families with young children, and the Jessamine County Health Check-up day is geared toward adults 18 years and older,” Jessamine County Fiscal Court Administrative Assistant Kelley Woolums said.  “Both events offer valuable information and resources to Jessamine County residents, and it just makes sense to combine our resources in order to make a larger impact.”

That “combination” will mean that the free event will offer more screenings, more information, more vendors and information, and more door prizes.  Complimentary offerings include screenings for vision/hearing, blood pressure, cholesterol, EKG/pulse, glucose, cholesterol, massage therapy, a sack lunch, and more.

In addition to screenings, the event will include educational and recreational booths with non-screening vendors including Anthem Medicaid, CareSource, Hospice with the Bluegrass, Jazzercise Nicholasville, the Jessamine County Extension Office, and Humana.

“The displays and information available at the Health Check-up Day will be interesting and helpful for individuals of all ages,” Woolums said.  “One of this year’s displays that is sure to be a hit will be a walk-through display of the human colon.  The display will help health professionals explain how the colon works and the importance of colon screenings.”

No appointment is necessary for the free screenings.  Educational and recreational vendors will also be available during the event, and door prizes will be offered throughout the day.

The Jessamine County Career & Technology Center is located at 881 Wilmore Road, Nicholasville (behind the Jessamine County Board of Education Office just off the Nicholasville Road By-Pass).  For more information, contact Andrea Brown at (859) 885-4149 ext. 1025, visit www.jessaminecohealth.org, or the “Jessamine County, Kentucky” Facebook page.

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