Partnership to present annual Health Fair in Ocean Pines
OCEAN PINES–Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association’s Communications Advisory Committee to offer a Health Fair to the community. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md. Atlantic General Hospital will be providing various health-related screenings including cholesterol testing for Total and HDL (no fasting is required), hearing, foot checks for neuropathy, carotid, respiratory and bone density screenings. Other information specialists will be there from Sleep Lab, Endoscopy Center, Cancer/Infusion center, Nutrition and GYN services.
The PRMC Wagner Wellness van and providers will also be on site performing blood pressure checks and stroke risk assessment as well as pulse oximetry and skin cancer screening. There will be information available on ortho/joint replacement, spine, women’s and children services as well as a childhood obesity/diabetes display. Other areas include the Wound Centers from both hospitals.Information on other health and personal safety topics will also be available, including the Affordable Care Act/Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program updates. There will also be community health related vendors from the area providing additional screenings and education.
New this year will be free flu shots for participants over the age of 13. Atlantic General will be giving flu shots from 8 am to noon during the event.If you’ve ever wondered about fitness opportunities in Ocean Pines, come to the fair for “one stop shopping.” What a great opportunity to see the lovely facility and all it has to offer. You do not have to be an Ocean Pines resident to attend the free event. It is open to everyone and all are welcome to attend. For more information, call Dawn Denton at the Community Education office at Atlantic General at 410-641-9268, Rhonda Lasher at Community Relations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 410-543-7766 or for vending space call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.