First Wallace State CELEBRATE event a success, second event June 14

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Wanda Creel has her blood pressure checked during the CELEBRATE Adult Health and Wellness Fair hosted by the Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education. A second event will be held on June 14 from 8 a.m. to noon in the School of Nursing’s Conference Center./ Wallace State

HANCEVILLE – The first CELEBRATE Adult Health and Wellness Fair was deemed a success, as more than 20 area residents turned out for the inaugural event hosted by the Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education.

During the four-hour event, area residents could visit with nursing students and professionals to get tips on everything from safe driving habits and ways to relax, to bone density tests and an evaluation of medication to determine any possible interactions they may have.

Wanda Creel and Carol Rigsby left the event with bags filled with information to look over at their leisure, and with results from the various simple tests provided to recipients.

“My doctor never does a bone density test,” said Creel, who was glad to have been given the opportunity to take the test during the health fair.

Creel also update her information for the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Yellow Dot program, getting an up-to-date photo made to include in the packet she’ll place in her car’s glove compartment. The packet will include information regarding her medical history, as well as contact information in the case of an emergency. A sticker provided in the packet will be placed in a window of her car so emergency responders will know to look for the folder if it’s needed.

“That’s something I’ve been putting off,” Rigsby admitted regarding the Yellow Dot program, but she was able to take care of that and more at the health fair. She also received a cholesterol reading she said she would give to her regular doctor to help keep track of changes.

“It was great,” Rigsby said of the health fair.

Nursing student Megan Barclift said the event was great and gives her an opportunity to interact with the public as she will when she enters the nursing field. She helped escort attendees to each station and was one hand to answer any questions they had.

A second CELEBRATE Adult Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Wednesday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the School of Nursing and Center for Science Conference Center. Admission is free.