Presented by CMC, Fair Park Senior Center
Cumberland Medical Center and Fair Park Senior Center will host a Community Health Fair on Thursday, May 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will be held at the Community Complex located at 1398 Livingston Road. Immediately following the health fair, Covenant Health fitness advocate, Missy Kane will present, “Get Fit & Get Checked: Overcoming Cancer with Prevention.”
Health Screenings & Lab Work
A variety of health screenings will be offered from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free of charge will be: Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Glaucoma, Glucose Finger Sticks, Grip Strength Test, Lung Function, and Pulse Oximetry Readings.
Lab Work for $15 each includes: ABO & Rh Blood Type; a fasting Complete Blood Count (CBC), Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP), Hemoglobin A1C (Diabetic Screening); and a fasting Lipid Profile. For $25, B-12 Level and Folic Acid (Folate) will be available. PSA (Prostate Screening) is $27. Thyroid Profile is $40, and Vitamin D Screening is $50. Please note: cash, checks or credit card payments for screenings will be accepted at time of service.
The health fair will include several Cumberland Medical Center departments such as its breast center, cancer center, cardiopulmonary & cardiac rehab, diabetes services, endoscopy center, hyperbaric medicine & wound care, Lifeline, physical medicine, sleep services, and the Wellness Complex. There will also be a variety of information from the following community health partners: Avalon Hospice, Buckeye, Camellia, Crossville Parks & Recreation, Cumberland County Health Department, Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office, Cumberland Heights, Cumberland Ridge, Eye Centers of TN, Dominion Senior Living, Friends of the Trails, Gateway Chiropractic, Grace Givers, Gray Chiropractic, Healthier Tennessee, Hospice of Cumberland County, Life Care Center of Crossville, Nature’s Way Massage, NHC, Quality Home Health, Resp-I-Care, Senior Perspectives, Uplands Village, and Wyndridge.
Bingo & Silver Sneakers
Fair Park Senior Center will hold Silver Sneakers exercise session at 9:00 a.m. Bingo will be played at 10:00 a.
Drug Take Back
Don’t let your unused or expired medications pile up or get in the wrong hands. To assist those who need to properly dispose of unwanted and/or outdated medications, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Prescription Drug Take Back station at the Community Health Fair from 7 to 11 a.m. This is a free community service. The full contents of the medication (bottle, label, etc.) can be dropped off confidentially to be incinerated. Cumberland County leads the state in prescription drug take backs. To date, they have accepted 2.5 tons (7,050 pounds) through drug take back efforts in Cumberland County. For questions regarding Drug Take Back, call the Sheriff’s Office at (931) 484-6176.
MEDIC Regional Blood Center will have a mobile blood drive in the Community Complex parking lot from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. during the Community Health Fair for those who are able to help donate blood.
MEDIC is Covenant Health’s sole blood bank provider. As a member of Covenant Health, MEDIC coordinates with Cumberland Medical Center to meet the blood bank needs of the Cumberland Plateau. Donations to MEDIC provide lifesaving blood products to 29 hospitals in 23 counties across East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky. In order to meet the blood supply needs of area hospitals, MEDIC needs 275 blood products each and every day.
People who donate one pint of blood per year to MEDIC Regional Blood Center receive MEDIC’s blood coverage benefit. This benefit exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection fees at any hospital in the U.S. if a transfusion is needed. However, this benefit does not include pre-existing illnesses or conditions. Each donation adds another year’s coverage to protect donors and their IRS dependents.
Those who donate blood with MEDIC will receive a free Medic t-shirt. For more information about donating blood with MEDIC, visit http://medicblood.org/ or call their local office located at 79 South Main Street in Crossville at (931) 337-0800.
Cancer Prevention Lunch, Hike with Missy Kane
Covenant Health fitness advocate Missy Kane will present “Get Fit & Get Checked: Overcoming Cancer with Prevention” at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to (931) 459-4262.
Kane was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team in track and field, and a bronze medalist at the 1983 Pan Am Games and Olympic Sports Festival. Kane has been named SEC Cross-Country Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Lady Vol Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2016, she was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Now, she’s an avid hiker who enjoys helping others to get on the trails so they too can enjoy the beauty of our region and improve their health.
In support of helping local cancer patients and survivors achieve the benefits of exercise, Cumberland Medical Center has partnered with Crossville Parks & Recreation Department, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Friends of the Trails, and St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church to help host a “Hike to Recovery” series that includes nearly 50 guided hikes during the months of June, July, and August. There is no cost to participate.
Following Kane’s presentation, guests will have an opportunity to join Kane as she leads the first Hike to Recovery on the fairgrounds site. When hiking, it’s important to be prepared. Look to the weather forecast and dress accordingly with comfortable clothing and shoes, take water and a light snack, and wear sunscreen. One may also want to wear Insect repellent.
For more information about the event, please call (931) 459-4262.
Crossville is one of 22 communities to be designated as a Healthier Tennessee Community by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. The Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative takes a grassroots approach to improving Tennesseans’ health by engaging citizens and local leaders in cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods and college campuses across the state. For more information about Healthier Tennessee’s efforts in Crossville, visit www.healthiertncrossville.org.