BY MELANIE BUCK –
Mena Regional Health System’s 2015 Health Fair is set to be held at MRHS on Saturday, September 26, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The mission of the annual Health Fair is to offer the community a free day of health and wellness education combined with fun for the whole family.
Public Relations Specialist for MRHS, Sonya Maye, said, “The 2014 Fair was a huge success and we are excited about many additional vendors participating this year.” KENA will set up a live broadcast at the fair and there will be kids activities and more.
Many businesses set up booths at the Health Fair to educate citizens on various ways to keep healthy and fit. Tables are generally covered with charts, brochures, and examples of how things such as smoking can deteriorate health so quickly.
Free health screenings, performed by MRHS staff, are given to visitors of the health fair and some vendors give demonstrations on the health benefits of their products.