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Free health fair

September 28, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/12/2011 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Health screenings offered; vendors sought

Those needing to check their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, vision screenings or get a flu shot will have the opportunity on Wednesday, Oct.12, at the annual free Weatherford College Health Fair, which kicks off at 8 a.m.

Sponsored by the WC Allied Health Department and organized by the WC chapter of the National Student Nurses Association, the fair brought in more than 300 people last year. Angie Layman, vice president of the NSNA and project manager for this year's fair, said she anticipates even more participants this year.

"This year's health fair is an excellent opportunity to get free health screenings, like blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and vision. You can also obtain great information about other health services in our community,” Layman said. "Also, many of our vendors will be handing out free samples of their products, and the WC cafeteria will be offering an especially healthy breakfast, too. There will be something for everyone."

The Health Fair will be located in the Doss Student Center on the College’s Weatherford campus from 8-11 a.m.

The Parker County Hospital District will offer flu shots for $10. Payment must be in cash or check; no credit cards accepted.

WC Phlebotomy Technology students will offer low-cost lab work. (Important: those interested in the lab work requiring a blood-draw are reminded to fast the morning of the health fair. For best results, it is suggested that no food or drink be consumed after midnight or Wednesday morning.)

Some of the other services or vendors that will be attending the Health Fair:
• blood pressure checks will be performed by RN students
• Freedom House information
• blood glucose checks
• Options Women's Clinic
• Dr. Miller of Dermatology Associates of Parker County
• Hometown Pharmacy
• Chase Baxter, Baxter Hearing Specialists
• Dr. Jessica Hals, Texas Oncology
• Solis Women's Health
• Wright Chiropractic
• AdvoCare products

Vendors of health-related services and products still are being sought to join the event. Those interested in setting up a booth, which are free are invited to call Angie Layman at 817-907-4151 for more information, or nursing instructor Carin Adams at 817-598-6437.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Everman at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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