Peninsula Regional Health System, Wicomico Schools and WCBOE Team Up to Offer Free HealthFest for Community April 1
An assortment of free health screenings will be made available to anyone who attends Peninsula Regional Health System’s HealthFest: An event for all ages, at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury on Saturday, April 1. HealthFest, presented in partnership with Wicomico County Public Schools and the Wicomico County Board of Education, will be held rain or shine from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
More than 35 free health screenings will be available the day of the event, without pre-registration. These health screening will include vision and hearing, glaucoma, stroke assessment, height, weight and body fat, skin cancer awareness, bone density, balance, kidney disease risk testing, lower body circulation, blood pressure testing, mental health awareness, and much more.
This year’s HealthFest will offer attendees an opportunity to participate in a paper Diabetes screening conducted by the Peninsula Regional Diabetes and Endocrinology Center team. If determined to be at high risk, individuals will be provided education and offered a Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) blood draw. The HbA1c test is preferred because it can actually detect Diabetes, and is a much more accurate measure of a person’s health risk.
At various times during the event, HealthFest participants may enjoy a therapy dog demonstration, dance, jump rope and step team performances, chair aerobics and zumba, a rock climbing wall, fire engine and ambulance tours, an “Ask the Doctor” booth for medical questions, a health corner for kids, a cooking demonstration, a free photo booth, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit with over 50 exhibitors who are also joining HealthFest with valuable information on their services. Also returning to HealthFest is the DaVinci Surgical Robot, providing everyone a “hands on” demonstration of the cutting edge technology first introduced on Delmarva by PRMC in 2007.
For more information on LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages, a map and a complete list of screenings and demonstrations, please visit the Peninsula Regional Health System website at https://www.peninsula.org/healthfest.