Nursing Students Conduct
Wellness Fair in Wirt County
(For additional information, contact Dianne Davis, grant coordinator, 304-424-8340.)
In conjunction with a grant from the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Charitable Fund, the Nursing Department at West Virginia University at Parkersburg took its Wellness Fair to the Wirt County Commission on Aging, Tuesday, April 10th.
The nursing students set up displays for diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, hypertension, heart disease, stress, and nutrition. The students displayed an unhealthy lung, which is an actual lung exposed to tobacco smoke. They also did glucose testing and blood pressure checks throughout the morning.
Dr. Anwar’s office was present to do free eye screenings for seniors. Dr. Robert Deems from Deems Chiropractic in Belpre, was available to do free spinal screenings. Cholesterol and PSA screenings were available for a fee. Coplin Memorial Clinic provided the staff to make this possible.
Other organizations that participated were TechLink, with tools to help with independent living such as modified eating utensils, etc.; The Family Crisis Intervention Center; ServCare; HouseCalls; The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, and Coplin Memorial Clinic had a table with Clinic services and CHIPS.
Over 80 participants participated in the fair. Sixty-four seniors registered with the Center for lunch that day and 58 of them signed up to have their blood tested.
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