Free health fair planned in Charleston

A free health and wellness fair will be held Feb. 28 in Charleston. A variety of health screenings will be offered at no charge.

The Tri-County Black Nurses Association will host a free health and wellness fair in Charleston on Feb. 28.

Volunteer staff will offer blood pressure tests, cholesterol screenings, as well as checkups for dental, vision, sickle cell anemia and other conditions.

The annual Delma M. Woods & Aleta McLeod-Bryant Health and Wellness Fair is free to attend. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arthur Christopher Community Center, 265 Fishburne St., Charleston.

“They can come out and get all of these tests done for free. They don’t have to pay,” said Delma Woods, whose mother started the health fair more than 25 years ago. “I think the main objective is to make sure everyone gets healthy in the Charleston community.”

Patricia Mack, who is co-chairing the event this year, said residents of all ages may attend.

“We urge everyone to come whether they feel healthy or not because many problems are hard to detect without professional medical exams,” Mack said.

Free mammograms will also be offered for women over 40, but pre-registration is required. Call 792-0878 to schedule an on-site mammogram.

Reach Lauren Sausser at 937-5598.