Health Fair conducted at Village at Palmerton
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Andrea Kimble, of Northampton, looks over material that was available as part of the Health Fair held recently at the Village at Palmerton. Also pictured are (l-r) Mary Lou McGeehan, Catherine Miller, and Nancy Matyas.
An individual is only as good as their health.
Seniors in search of a healthy lifestyle were fortunate to have a wealth of information at their disposal during a recent Health Fair held at the Village at Palmerton.
Visitors were able to choose from blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, blood glucose screening, depression screening, diabetic foot checks, pulse oximetry, and other services.
Andrea Kimble, of Northampton, opted to have a blood pressure screening.
"I have osteoarthritis," Kimble said. "I like to look at the different stuff that they offer."
In all, there were over 30 health care vendors in attendance, according to Norma Kunkel, director of marketing and admissions.
Vendors included the Summit; Home Health Care; Laboratory; OABHU; Adult Day Services; New Seasons; Nutritional Services; Next Step Rehab; Rest Haven; Mahoning Valley; Manor Care; Weatherwood; Bright Star; Caregivers of America; Bayada; Southeastern; Weston Rehabilitation; Asera Care; Lehigh Valley Home Health & Hospice; Compassionate Care; Care Alternatives.
St. Luke's Home Health & Hospice; JCS; Home Helpers; Everyday Home Care; Health Solutions; Hartzell's; Lehigh Valley Aging in Place; Carbon County Link; state Rep. Doyle Heffley; Department of Veterans Affairs; and Carbon Area Agency on Aging.
Kunkel said the health fair was held in an effort to "better serve seniors."
"We had a steady crowd this morning," Kunkel said. "They seemed very pleased with the services."
The Village at Palmerton is a personal care home which provides both independent living, as well as personal care.