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Community - wide health fair

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A community-wide health fair will be held September 8th at Avondale United Methodist Church The fair will go from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The event is sponsored by Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook. 

The health screening is a no-cost screening for aging people and those of low income.

There will also be health information booths, a healthy snack lunch and activities for children and adults at Avondale's gymnasium located on 5th Ave., South at 40th St., South.       

Among the services to be offered are free diabetes screening, cholesterol evaluation, prescription medicines counseling, blood pressure check, hearing tests and free dental and oral health vision checks.

Additional health fairs will be held on Saturdays, October 13, November 10 and December 8.  Flu immunization shots will also be offered.  For more information, contact Avondale United Methodist Church at (205) 592-3739. 

 

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