Freeman Advantage invites area residents to travel the world of healthcare without leaving Joplin. The annual Freeman Advantage Health & Resource Fair is your passport to good health and will take place from 7:30 am – 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 3, at Freeman Business Center, located at 3220 McClelland Blvd. (back entrance).
The come-and-go event features health screenings, informative presentations, interactive booths, door prizes and free breakfast.
The Freeman Screen Team will be available doing fasting blood screens that check cholesterol levels, lipids, and more. Guests will need to fast eight hours for those screenings, so we are offering free breakfast for everyone. The blood screenings have a $10 fee but all other screenings, such as blood pressure checks, bone density, and body mass index (BMI), are free.
Visitors will receive a “passport” upon entry and then collect stamps from the various vendors or by participating in activities, which then qualifies them for door prizes.
Ozark Center Innovative Solutions is a new participant in the Advantage Health & Resource Fair and will offer a presentation on resiliency in aging. Ozark Center professionals will also be available to address questions about mental health.
The schedule for Advantage Health & Resource Fair presentations is:
- 8:00 am – What Do Those Food Labels Mean?
- 8:30 am – Resiliency in Aging
- 9:30 am – Balance, Strength and Flexibility
- 10:00 am – What you Need to Know if You Are Ill or Hospitalized