Members of the community interested in monitoring and improving their health will benefit from the “Healthy Pelli” Health Fair hosted on Feb. 8 by Pellissippi State Community College’ Magnolia Avenue Campus.
Designed to bring free health screenings, tips for good health, demonstrations and food tastings to Pellissippi State students, faculty and staff, the fair also shares its assembly of health resources with the publicjumping castle.
Attendees may choose to receive free health screenings such as blood glucose, blood pressure and carotid artery ultrasound screenings. In addition, the Knox County Health Department is offering STD (sexually transmitted disease) screenings and Helen Ross McNabb, along with Samaritan Ministries, is providing HIV testing (no needles or blood). Demonstrations include stress relief exercises, yoga and massage.
Participating in Healthy Pelli are the following:
- Brown Chiropractic
- Cherokee Health Systems
- Covenant Health
- Earth Fare
- Glowing Body Yoga Studio and Apparel
- Helen Ross McNabb Center
- InterFaith Health Clinic
- Knox County Health Department
- Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center
- Knoxville Recycling Coalition
- Knoxville Track Club
- Metropolitan Drug Commission
- Papa Murphy’s Take ’N’ Bake Pizza
- Samaritan Ministries
- Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee
- United Healthcare
- UT Medical Center–Community Health
- Volunteer State Health Plan (BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee)
- Western Heights Dental
Healthy Pelli Health Fair hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Magnolia Avenue Campus is located at 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. The event is free.
For additional information, call (865) 694-6400 or 329-3100. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.