Photo Story: Health Fair Educates at Fairgrounds

20th Annual Sky Lakes Health Fair, March 3, 2018. (Brian Gailey)

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Sky Lakes Medical Center hosted the 20th Annual Living Well Health Fair on Saturday, March 3rd at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. Hundreds visited for free cholesterol & blood glucose screenings, lung function tests, blood pressure checks, and BMI readings from staff and physicians from Sky Lakes Medical Center.

“I am grateful for everyone that has come out despite the weather,” says Tom Hottman, Public Information Officer, Sky Lakes Medical Center and organizer of the event. “The annual health fair is a chance for people to get valuable information about their health as well as to learn about some of the many services at Sky Lakes and in the community.”

20th Annual Sky Lakes Health Fair, March 3, 2018. (Brian Gailey)

To avoid a large queue line, guests who wished to have a screening were assembled into groups of 25 participants. Those groups would then progress through the screening process together. This eliminated the need for people to stand in line an allowed for more interactions with the vendors.

Some of the vendors included: Airlink, American Cancer Society, Blue Zones, Cascade Health Alliance, Department of Human Services, Friends of the Children, Good Sam Klamath Kampers, Healthy Klamath, Klamath Hosipice, Klamath Trails Alliance, Klamath Tribal Health, NAMI, Morco, OIT Dental Hygiene, plus many Sky Lakes divisions, departments and clinics. There was even a booth on Tai Chi.

“It has been busy and steady all day. In years past, it will start off with a big rush then taper off and stay at that level. Today, it came up fast, but it has stayed there. It is not overwhelmingly busy but at a good pace,” says Hottman.

For more information on living a healthy lifestyle visit they Sky Lakes Health Library HERE.  For more information on the Living Well Health Fair, or to register your health business for 2019 contact Tom Hottman HERE.