Get a Healthy Start in 2022 by Attending a Free Community Health Fair

February 3, 2022

Submitted by SCRMC

With the start of a new year, many individuals have made resolutions to live a healthier life, yet many avoid or delay needed care. South Central Regional Medical Center invites those ages 18 years of age and up to attend a comprehensive, free Community Health Fair Friday, February 4th. The health fair will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at South Central Place in Laurel. Free health screenings, interactive health education booths, healthy snacks and much more will be provided to all who attend.

“We have health education, health information and numerous screenings available at no charge to the community,” says Karen Vanderslice, BSN, RN, Community Education Coordinator at South Central Regional Medical Center. “The health fair is completely free because the cost of the event is covered by the South Central Health Care Foundation with funds raised throughout the year.”

The screenings for individuals ages 18 and up will include:

  • Balance
  • Depression
  • Body Fat
  • Blood Pressure
  • Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Finger-Stick Cholesterol & Glucose
  • Quick Cataract Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • And Many More

“The best part about the health fair is that it is absolutely free of charge,” Vanderslice said. “This is a tremendous opportunity for area residents to learn more about their health.”

Prevention and early detection starts by attending this event. The community health fair is being conducted as part of South Central’s Community Health program. For more information about the community health fair on February 4th at South Central Place in Laurel, please call 601.399.0506.

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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