On Thursday, November 8, Cherokee Regional Medical Center will be hosting a pair of events to help area residents get on the right track to leading healthier lifestyles. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., various departments from CRMC, Cherokee Regional Clinic, CRMC Hospice and Public Health will be holding a health fair at the CRMC Wellness Center. The health fair, which is free and open to the public, will consist of a variety of booths and health screenings operated by CRMC medical professionals.
Some of the screenings that will be available include: Free Blood Pressure Checks, Free Blood Glucose Screenings, and Free Portable Bone Density Screenings. You will also have the opportunity to have your Body Mass Index calculated, and learn more about the services Cherokee Regional Medical Center has to offer.
Following the health fair, starting at 7 p.m., there will be a light-hearted yet informative program entitled "Not Quite Julia" presented by Chef Margo and the Chefferettes. This program will contain healthy living tips, anecdotes, and nutritious recipes, all with a dash of humor. There will also be a time for questions and answers. In addition, samples of the various recipes presented by Chef Margo will be served to those in attendance.
"It is important that people take control of their health and lead healthier lifestyles," said CRMC Registered Dietitian Lindsey Currie. "Diet and exercise obviously play a key role in one's health, but Chef Margo and the Chefferettes will also discuss other areas that are important to your well being such as the importance of humor, social interaction and lifelong learning. This is sure to be fun evening," Currie added.
Again, both events are free and everyone is encouraged to attend. However, due to the fact food samples will be served at the "Not Quite Julia" program, it is requested that you pre-register for that event. Call 225-3368 ext. 200 to RSVP before, Monday, Nov. 5.