Ponchatoula City Hall was abuzz with activity Thursday, October 18, hosting its second annual health fair for city workers, their families, and the public.
City Council Chamber room lent itself well for local providers to offer health screenings, provide flu shots and distribute information.
Mayor Bob Zabbia said, “Bringing the health fair to the city makes it easier for our people to get the information they need to be at their best when sometimes it’s difficult with schedules or transportation to go elsewhere.”
He continued by expressing appreciation to Human Resources Manager Lisa Jones for putting the event together.
Among those participating were representatives from North Oaks Health and American Heart Association who provided Blood Pressure screenings and information on American Heart Association’s new program: “Check Change Control.” Attendees having their blood pressures checked proudly wore tags, “I’ve been cuffed.”
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center provided awareness and information on upcoming dates it will be bringing various screenings to different areas of the community.
Walgreen’s stayed busy administering flu shots while Core Meals, featured in “Tangi Lifestyles”, discussed eating healthy and gave sample meals. Cypress Fitness offered membership discounts.
Each branch of Florida Parishes Human Services Authority was available: Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Services, offering literature and discussion on drug use and parental guidance as well.
Licensed Massage Therapist Lauren Fannaly of Balance Massage and Bodywork was on hand to provide massages as well as discussing therapeutic massage and its benefits for a healthy and more relaxed living.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and BancorpSouth were on hand to welcome visitors wanting to learn about the plans they offer. Louisiana Federal Credit Union was assisting guests with their financial needs.
During the Health Fair, Rollette Chiropractic Center conducted a presentation on Preparing and Packing Healthy Lunches.
From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. people received screenings, had their questions answered, and left with information from each of the professionals they visited.