MASON COUNTY — The Mason County Health Department, in conjunction with the Mason County Family Resource Network, has started planning a new event to help showcase health related opportunities in Mason County.
Plans are under way for a “Community Health Symposium” on Feb. 23, at the National Guard Armory in Point Pleasant. According to health department staff, this convention is geared towards local citizens of all ages.
According to the health department, topics staff hopes to offer at the event include the following: diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, body mass index, weight measurements, safety with car seats, healthy nutrition, advance directives, home care needs, cardiovascular screening, skin cancer screening, smoking cessation.
Other topics will include ways to increase physical activity, Zumba demonstration, dance demonstration, exercise for seniors, drug prevention, support groups, prenatal and infant services, immunization needs, breast cancer screening, domestic violence screening, screening for depression, bicycle safety, sports safety, no texting while driving, healthy cooking demonstrations, food safety, fire safety, dental screening, sun safety, medication safety, and vision screening.
As with any new event, help is needed to spread the word and help make this event a success, according to health department staff.
For more information on this event, or to find out how you or your organization can help, contact Diana Riddle at 304-675-3050 or Diana.L.Riddle@wv.gov.
The Mason County Health Department recently teamed up with the Mason Count Anti-Drug Coalition to offer a seminar on the effects of meth making in the community. This seminar was attended by law enforcement, mayors, county commissioners, home visitation programs, landlords, emergency personnel, health department and hospital personnel.
It’s hoped in the next few months a town hall meeting can be held for the general public to hear a presentation on meth labs as well as support groups in the area that are available for alcohol and drug addiction. These plans will be announced by the Mason County Anti-Drug Coalition when finalized.