The many facets of wellness were on display at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Augusta Red Cross Health Fair on Saturday.
MCG and Red Cross personnel staffed displays and exhibits ranging from dentistry to nutrition at Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez. The health fair also offered blood screenings, hearing exams, blood-pressure checks, bone-density screening and more.
"This is our 20th health fair," Red Cross Health Fair chairwoman Nita Mulherin said. "We find that a lot of people who don't have time to go to a doctor will come here on a Saturday and have their blood pressure, cholesterol and other things checked."
The fair was free except for nominal charges for the blood screenings.
"My pediatrician has been wanting me to have my boys blood pressure checked, and this was a lot less expensive than going to a hospital," said Thomson resident Gail Smith, who came to the fair with her sons - Gary Lee, 11, and Paul, 9.
The fair also played host to a series of first-time classes for home care-givers.
This was the second time the fair had been at Abilene Baptist. The event was previously at First Baptist Church of Augusta and Augusta Mall.
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