The Hesston Area Senior Center hosted the annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 15.
Health care providers from three communities came to the Fair, setting up 15 booths. Health Fair attendees had access to 48 different medical tests.
“We had 247 people visit the health fair, and those 247 people made 442 total visits to the 15 booths,” said coordinator Eunice Banning.
According to Banning, the Health Fair is bringing medical issues to light and attendees are more informed on their health.
“From the 442 people that visited the 15 booths, 58 problems were found,” said Banning.
Hesston Wellness Center Director Jason Jones said the event was well-worth the effort.
“It is a tremendous event that is unique to the community. I love to talk to people and make suggestions for how they can live a healthy lifestyle,” he said.
Retired nurse Diane White said she enjoys volunteering at the Health Fair.
“I’m just helping Eunice in getting ready and then blood glucose testing. I’m a retired nurse and I think it’s fun to keep my fingers in healthcare. I’m interested in health issues and caring for people,” she said.
The Free Health Fair was underwritten by Hesston City Grant, Dr. Hall and Mid Kansas Family Practice, Hesston Community Foundation, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Participating Organizations.