Best Care holds first Health and Education Fair

By Portia Williams

October 4, 2013

Portia Williams

PDT Staff Writer

WHEELERSBURG — Finance, health, and wholeness were the focus for Best Care’s first Health and Education Fair in Wheelersburg Thursday.

Scott Aykers, Director of Admissions/Marketing at Best Care, said it was their first attempt at such an event and is pleased with the turnout.

“For our first fair, it has been great, the turnout has been remarkable. We received a good response from the community,” Aykers said.

Crystal Hemmings of Edward Jones said she was glad to take part in the Health and Education Fair.

“I think it is important to have the health fair to educate people about their health, as well as their financial health. Maintaining healthy finances gives a person access to the resources needed for good health,” Hemmings said.

Lori Head, Community Liaison for Best Care, said she appreciated the vendors.

“We are very pleased to have 22 vendors show up for our first Health and Education Fair. We are so excited to see such a great turn out from the community to show support to our vendors and to participate in the Red Cross Blood Drive and to learn more about living healthy lives,” Head said.

Ohio River Chapter of Red Cross was one of the organizations present. Eli Allen, Red Cross Disaster Program Manager, said it is all about being prepared.

“We are here today to get out into the community to help people with disaster preparedness. In Scioto, Jackson, and Pike Counties we ususally see about 150 single family fires every year. We want to help the community to be prepared for these types of disasters,” Allen said.

Head said Best Care plans to expand the Health and Education Fair for the years to come.

“Next year we hope to grow bigger to meet the needs of our community,” Head said. Best Care always enjoys coming together with health care providers to educate our local folks about what is available to them,” Head said.

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