First Assembly to host Women’s Sensational Saturday

Published 3:30 am Wednesday, April 30, 2008

By By Nancy Helton
The Healthcare &Women’s Ministries of Atmore First Assembly of God church is sponsoring a Health &Wellness Fair for women on May 10, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Everything about the day is FREE, including lunch.
One of the most exciting aspects of the fair is the collaboration of the FREE HEALTH SCREENING TESTS. The Escambia County Health Department, Baptist Health Care and Atmore Community Hospital are partnering with the Congregational Health Ministry at First Assembly to provide these tests to those attending at no charge. The fasting lab work will be information that should be taken to the women’s private physicians. A benefit of the test results would be early detection of possible health issues that need further care. The blood sugar test results will be given to the person at the time of the test; however, the cholesterol blood test will be drawn on site and sent to Baptist Health Care for analysis. Each individual will receive a report a few days after the health fair that will give their cholesterol levels and will reflect a stroke assessment. This report will give each person an understanding, based on the lab report, of the stroke risk and will provide important information that should be taken to their physician for further evaluation. A snack will be provided for those fasting.
Regina Worrell, a physical therapist from Baptist Health Care, will be performing a fitness assessment during the morning. This assessment can be a helpful tool for gaining information on any physical exercise limitations and information on balance. Also, Louise Brogden, a well known registered dietician, will be providing a brief session on healthy eating and will answer any questions related to dietary concerns.
During the light lunch of sandwiches, chips, and dessert, Robbie Drummond, a local registered pharmacist, will provide humor in “Laughter as Medicine.” Following lunch, there will be three general sessions and six concurrent sessions that will satisfy the emotional wellness of women of all ages. The three general sessions and presenters include The Body is the Temple of the Lord-Sara Davis, Coping Skills-Dr. Jill Hall and Having a Healthy Heart-Mary Stanley, RN. For the reminder of the afternoon, ladies can choose two 30-minute sessions from the following topics and presenters: Osteoporosis, Menopause &Hormone Replacement Therapy-Miranda Nolan, CRNP; ADD and ADHD children-Dr. Jill Hall; Diabetes-Cheryl Wooten, RPh &CDE, Healthy Eating for Kids-Louise Brogden, RD; Tips for Promoting Creativity in Children-Linda Godwin; Community Resources-Amedisys Home Health and Covenant Hospice and Fitness, Posture and Balance-Regina Worrell, RPT.
Come join us. Vendors with items to sell and providers with health and wellness information will be available. There are four ways to register: pre-register through the church Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 368-4637; e-mail:; or by Web site: or register at the event on May 10th.
Contact Sharon Keesler at 850-327-4839 or Ruth Harrell at 251-296-5101 for more information.

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