Southeast Georgia Health System to Offer Community Health and Wellness Fair

Southeast Georgia Health System will host its first Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the new Brunswick High School, 3885 Altama Avenue. The event wraps up all the Health System’s mini-health fairs, such as BONEtastic, SKINtastic, Men’s Health and Heart Health, into one event. The fair will also include many different educational opportunities and health screenings for the entire family, as well as demonstrations, community vendors, children’s activities, and a Cancer Survivor Celebration.

Health and Wellness Presentations – Physicians and team members from Southeast Georgia Health System will make the following presentations between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

10 a.m. – "Advance Directives" presented by Christy Jordan, R.N., J.D., director, Risk Management/Assistant General Counsel

10:15 a.m. – "Dealing with Daily Stress" presented by Liz Bruno, MSN, director, Organizational Development

10:45 a.m. – "Healthy Eating" presented by Jackie Carr, R.D., L.D., clinical nutrition manager

11 a.m. – "Drug Resistant Super Bugs" presented by Laura Limburg, PharmD, coordinator, Pharmacy Clinical

11 a.m. – Healthy Cooking demonstration by Morrison Healthcare

11:30 a.m. – Zumba demonstration by St. Simons Health and Fitness Club, LLC.

1:00 p.m. – Healthy Cooking demonstration by Morrison Healthcare

Cancer Survivors Celebration – In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day®, the Cancer Care Center will host a celebration of cancer survivors, family members and friends 12:30-2 p.m. with entertainment and a variety of speakers including oncology physicians and cancer survivors.

da Vinci® Robotic Surgery Exhibit – Attendees will be offered a hands-on opportunity to test drive a full-size working model of the da Vinci Surgical System used for minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Teddy Bear Clinic – Children can bring in one of their stuffed dolls or animals to receive a check-up and some tender loving care for injuries, such as missing buttons or tattered arms and legs. Health System team members will also demonstrate a variety of medical treatments a child may encounter while at the doctor’s office or hospital.

Car Seat Safety Checks – Certified child passenger safety technicians from Safe Kids Kingsland will be set up in the parking lot to perform safety checks on booster and infant car seats to determine if they are correctly installed and appropriate for the age and size of the child.
Free Medication Review – Bring all your medication bottles, both prescription and over-the-counter, in a brown bag. A pharmacist will be on-hand to review and discuss your medications with you.

Free Screenings – No appointment needed.

Bone density

Diabetes

Blood pressure

Pulse oximetry to measure level of oxygen in the blood

Pulmonary function tests

Prostate cancer

Skin checks

Low-Cost Screenings – Appointments required, results will be mailed to participants..

Heart health screening – Includes an electrocardiogram (EKG) and lipid profile for a cost of $25. Fasting (12 hours) required for the lipid profile. For an appointment, call 912-466-5770.

Mammograms – Requires a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify. For an appointment, call 912-466-5234.

For more information about the Community Health & Wellness Fair, visit sghs.org/healthfair, or call 912-466-5770.