This event is free to the public and will address health issues identified by our recent Community Health Needs Assessment with preventive health advice and education.
The top health issue in our area as identified by our Community Health Needs Assessment is obesity. The other top health issues identified were cancer, access to primary care physicians, coronary heart disease, stroke, patient compliance, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
This health event will start our participants with a “Know your Numbers” personalized card. This card will list our participants height, weight, waist circumference and blood pressure readings as taken by our experts, as well as the normal ranges of these and also LDL and HDL cholesterol for men and women.
Booths on cancer prevention, smoking cessation, patient compliance, stress management, dietary information and proper exercise will be available to each participant.
There will be a “Kids Get Fit” area for middle school aged children to play with jump ropes, hula hoops and volley ball.
The MRHC Food and Nutrition Department will provide healthy cooking demonstrations and the MRHC Rehabilitation Service Department will provide proper exercise demonstrations throughout the day.
“This is the Magnolia Foundation’s first health event in Corinth, which we plan to be an annual offering in the future and we are extremely excited to be able to provide this service to our community," said Tracy Moore, executive assistant to CEO/Magnolia Foundation Director. “The Magnolia Foundation’s mission is to support MRHC, but also to improve the health and well-being of our community and our Board of Directors took this opportunity to provide this preventative health advice in an effort to promote healthy living and personal wellness here in our region."