An ounce of prevention


William S. Tribell | Daily News The Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency table at their Health and Community Resource Fair. Their motto is “Fighting poverty makes us happy happy happy!” and fighting the war on poverty is what they do. This was the second year for the event and the turnout was good.

This year the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency partnered with Middlesboro ARH Hospital, Pineville Community Hospital, Amedisys Hospice Care and many others. These partners were on hand to provide the health screenings and many materials on available services being offered. Each vendor in attendance also provided free items and helpful information.

Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency hosted a Health and Community Resource Fair last week.

The event took place at the Middlesboro Mall and was free to the community. They offered a variety of preventive health screenings. Other community resource booths were set up to provide information and answer questions. Door prizes were also given throughout the day to those attending the event.

The BWCAA motto is “Fighting poverty makes us happy happy happy!” Fighting the war on poverty is what they do. This was the second year for the event and the turnout was good.

“This is just a way for us and our partners to offer free health screenings to the community and share information,” said BWCAA Director Sandy Hoskins. “Community action is all about helping people and that is what we are here to do.”

This year they partnered with Middlesboro ARH Hospital, Pineville Community Hospital, Amedisys Hospice Care and many others. These partners were on hand to provide the health screenings and many materials about available services being offered. Each vendor in attendance provided free items and helpful information.

“It is all about prevention,” said Hoskins.”We are checking blood pressure and glucose — things like that. We want to educate the public on nutrition and all the preventive measures that can be taken for good health.”

For more information about the Heath and Community Resource Fair and other programs of the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency, contact Sandy Hoskins at 606-337-3044. You may also find them at their website bell-whitley.org or visit them on Facebook.

Reach William Tribell at (606) 302-9100 or on Twitter @wtribellmdn

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