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Many people came to the Pompano Beach Health and Financial Wellness Fair. They were able to meet with health providers, hospital administrators and financial professionals. There were 65 vendors who participated in the two day event.
“We are doing this to help the community. We encourage people who work for Pompano Beach to come but anyone is welcome,” said Michael Smith, director of human resources for the City of Pompano Beach.
People who attended could receive HIV tests, vision screening, mammograms, blood pressure tests and healthcare advice. They could receive information on dealing with stress and financial advice. They could learn about saving money on their water bill and how to apply for grants.
There were presentations on Jazzercise, Zumba dancing and On the Go Music.
The Community Emergency Response Team was recruiting for its eight week class. Members of the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Department were available to provide information on personal safety.
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People who want to receive free health checks will want to attend the Health and Financial Wellness Fair that will take place on Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center located at 1801 Northeast 6th Street.
Local hospitals and health providers will offer free blood pressure checks, cholesterol and diabetes tests, on-site HIV testing, glaucoma and vision screenings and more.
More than 60 businesses, organizations and non-profit organizations will participate in the Health Fair and provide valuable information about the various services they provide. They will offer advice on how to prevent health problems and encourage early detection of disease.