Oakwood University’s Praise Station WJOU 90.1 FM, and Good Samaritan Hospice, hosted the fourth Annual Community Health Fair on October 27 at the Millet Activity Center on the campus of Oakwood University.
Vendors provided health screenings, BMI Testing, dental consultation, flu shots, healthy product presentations, affordable healthcare act counseling, senior citizens info, home health care services, and healthy cooking demonstrations.
“This health fair event is our gift to the community,” said Reginald Hicks, general manager and director of WJOU. “It’s very important to know about your health and how healthy you are,” he added.
Health Fair Community Awards were presented to Artis and Edna Sidney, owners of Garden Cove Produce, and Cathy Miller, Community Impact Director for the United Way of Madison County. Organizers also presented four scholarships to Oakwood University students: Chidinma Nwadike, senior accounting major; Cherillee Lewis, senior communications major; Dennis Jefferson, freshman nursing major; and Tatiana Cruse, senior communication major. “Not only do we want to make sure we let the community know about health, we want to help students out as well who are pursuing education in these health and communication-related fields,” said Reggie Hicks, general manager of WJOU.
The presenting sponsors for this year’s health fair included Saria Services Group, Inc., Breath of Life Television Ministries, and the Oakwood University Church.