Don’t let high blood pressure surprise you.
For more than 20 years, the annual Morrison Ruritan Health Fair has been providing local residents a place to get health screenings in hopes of deflecting a serious problem before it strikes.
This year’s health fair is set for Saturday, April 9, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Morrison Ruritan building on Maple Street.
Free screenings include blood pressure, vision, oxygen levels, and dementia. UT Extension will have a representative on hand to provide information on its classes about living with chronic illness.
“People are a lot more educated about their health than they used to be and that’s a good thing,” said NHC HomeCare employee Susan Burrows.
Lab work will be available for a nominal fee to check cholesterol, glucose, potassium, and other vital levels. If you’re getting this blood work done, please do not eat or drink anything after midnight except for water. Lab results will be mailed in about a week.
In keeping with tradition, Morrison Ruritan will serve breakfast in conjunction with the health fair. The breakfast is a club fundraiser and costs $5 for adults and $3 for children.