Knowledge is power, and empowerment is the goal of the first Women’s Health and Wellness Expo.
Free medical screenings. Free dental check-ups. Free eye/vision screenings. Nutrition and fitness information. Classes on marriage, self-esteem, and self-image. It’s all included in a single program being offered to the women of our community during a unique and absolutely free conference coming up on May 31.
This Women’s Health and Wellness fair is a Community Enhancement event sponsored by the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education [H.O.P.E.]. It will be held on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riverview Inn in downtown Clarksville. The event is free and offered as a community service.
Dr. Joy Twillie, a graduate of John Hopkins University will be the guest speaker on issues including Marriage and Self-esteem. Representatives from Centerstone will be available to discuss services they offer the community.
Women have unique health issues from their child-bearing years through menopause, issues that have a systemic effect. Since nutrition, exercise, and accessibility to basic health care are critical to women’s health and well-being, this fair is designed to integrate information on all aspects of physical and mental health into one comprehensive seminar.
In addition to these empowerment classes, the program includes diabetic screenings and information on this disease, along with a discussion of the risk factors for Type I and Type II diabetes.
In addition to free medical screenings, women will get a bit of pampering via facials and massages as part of this public health fair. In announcing the event, H.O.P.E. cited “a real need” for this type of program.
The event is funded by a state grant. Space is limited and women who want to attend are encouraged to sign up at www.latinohope.com and register before all the slots are filled up. H.O.P.E. regrets that no childcare can be provided for this event.