Four southeast Iowa counties host health fair at Indian Hills
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:55:04 GMT —
It was a busy Saturday morning at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa as the first every Quad County Health Fair was hosted.
The event, sponsored by Wapello, Davis, Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, was a way to get health information out to the public while also trying to push for residents in the four counties to live a healthier lifestyle.
KTVO spoke with Lynelle Diers, Wapello County's Public Health Director, about the event and why the health fair is important to the community.
"There is a lot of health involved in this. We have a lot of information about preventative screenings. We also have kids activities. We have break-out sessions about nutrition and safety training. We have exercise programs going on, such as yoga, dizzycise, with Dizzy the Clown and zumba. We had a blood draw this morning that was $25 for 25 different screening tests that will be completed. So, a lot of things going on, and the YMCA also had a run/walk this morning," Diers said.
Diers also told KTVO that the entire event fits right in with Ottumwa's goal to become a Blue Zone Community.