Outreach Health Fair
CONWAY, ARK. – On Sept. 8, 2018, the Conway Seventh-day Adventist Church participated in a free community outreach health fair. People from the community were invited to learn more about their current state of health and how to improve it.
Eight different stations, each representing one of the natural remedies, were hosted by one or more church member. Physiologic assessments were performed at a number of stations and each participant was counseled regarding his or her findings compared with those for a healthy individual. These assessments included blood pressure checks, peak airflow, heart rate recovery following exercise, nutrition and height/weight ratio.
Other stations included a five-minute massage for stress reduction; one compared participants’ actual age with their overall health-age to look at lifestyles and temperance; and another station focused on the importance of water as a healing agent. Along with the information on drinking more water, participants were given some basic hydrotherapy techniques and a demonstration of how to make a charcoal poultice.
At the final station, participants could meet with one of two physicians to review and discuss their specific physical and or spiritual needs. Together they discussed how each person could improve his or her overall health. Fair participants and church members enjoyed a vegetarian meal together at the fair’s conclusion which gave additional time for questions, discussion and fellowship.
By Teresa Regester
Photos by Rusty Litten