Free, reduced-price health testing offered during fair at C’ton armory

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The third annual Carroll County Health and Safety Fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26 at the Kentucky National Guard Armory on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton. 

The free event is sponsored by the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Health and Safety Partnership, in collaboration with Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Three Rivers District Health Department and Green Valley Care Center.

The event provides family-friendly information to residents in Carroll and surrounding counties about how to be healthy and stay safe. 

This year, the American Red Cross bus will be in the parking lot for those wishing to donate blood. 

CCMH is providing many free health screenings for blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, foot and spine, diabetes and sleep disorders. Blood lab work also is offered for $15 to check heart, cholesterol, liver, kidney, thyroid functions and to check for diabetes. Participants must fast for eight hours prior to having blood drawn for this screening. It is OK to take medications beforehand. For just $95, people can have cardiac, stroke and vascular screenings, which includes an EKG.

Also at the fair, the following health and safety issues will be showcased:  Diabetic shoes and testing; shooting for sport; living wills; hospice; nursing as a career; alcohol and drug abuse; long-term care; pregnancy; child safety seats; gun locks; babysitting; sleep apnea; senior citizen care; wellness practices; early intervention with children; chiropractic; DOT services; healthy eating and exercise;  Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County;    health insurance for children; cancer; and English as a Second Language programs.

The National Guard Armory asks participants  to enter the building from the front entrance that faces State Hwy. 227 and to refrain from parking on the grass.

Admission is free to the public. There will be balloons and prizes for children. 

For more information, contact Heather Atkinson at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, (502) 732-3230, or hatkinson@ccmhosp.com.