Health Fair great success

Dear Editor:

We would like to take an opportunity to express our thanks to The Mexia News for its coverage of the Second Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair, held on Feb. 10, as well as to the vendors that participated in the event and the community for attending the event.
In the days and weeks leading up to the Health Fair, The Mexia News was proactive about getting word out to the community about the offerings that would be available at the event, not just in the Community Calendar, but in several feature-length stories. We attribute the increased number of attendees to this event to the enhanced coverage.
We are grateful to the 44 area health organizations and agencies that participated as vendors, including our partners in the event, the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Advocacy Center, and we are grateful for the services they all provided to attendees. The number of vendors was higher than the previous year, and we anticipate that the event will continue to grow in coming years. Thanks to these vendors, attendees were able to have a variety of baseline health screenings completed at no cost, meet area physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as pick up valuable health information from a wide range of organizations in one, convenient location.
We saw approximately 200-225 people come through the event this year, up 25 percent from the previous year. Our mission at Parkview Regional Hospital is Making Communities Healthier, and that’s something we cannot do without the participation of the community itself!
At Parkview Regional Hospital, we are proud of the opportunity we have to serve the residents of our community. We enjoy getting out and meeting them in a setting designed for promoting wellness and we’re pleased to be able to offer health information that can help them make informed healthcare decisions.

Jennifer Lynch
Parkview Regional Hospital
Health & Wellness Fair Coordinator