A special Health Expo will be held at the YMCA on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Health Expo, staffed by medical and non-medical volunteers, will provide simple steps that could reverse existing disease or prevent further disease, according to Sharon Clayburn, a registered nurse who organized the Expo.
"It is designed to help those who want to improve or prevent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity and stress," she said. "The Health Expo is a great opportunity to learn how to make the necessary changes for improved health."
The free event will feature screenings for blood pressure, body-fat analysis, computerized health-age appraisal, anti-stress massages, healthy food samples and more, Clayburn said.
"This is an excellent opportunity for local residents to learn ways to take charge of their health," she said. "And, best of all, it's free."
The Health Expo is sponsored by the local Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP), a lifestyle health program that targets those who have or wish to avoid heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
For more information, call Clayburn at 620-9652.