BOWLING GREEN, KY. (WBKO) --- For the 21st year in a row, the Health and Wellness Expo, hosted by Med Center Health, brought over 70 vendors and about 2,000 people to the Sloan Convention Center to get educated on healthy living.
Right after the new year is the the perfect time to kick start your health and wellness journey.
The annual event is co-sponsored by Med Center Health and WBKO and brings together healthcare service providers, safety agencies, and community organizations to offer health screenings and information on healthy living, all free of charge.
From 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., people got the chance to get free health screenings. The free screenings included:
Diabetic foot screening
Video Ear Inspection
Oral Cancer Screening
Stroke Risk Assessment
Pulmonary Function Test
"Providing free health screenings and information on healthy living, we have demonstrations like healthy cooking demos. This is certainly a good opportunity to come and talk to healthcare providers and safety agencies," said Doris Thomas, Vice President of Marketing and Development, Med Center Health.
The Med Center EMS provided ambulance tours to display how they work and their function.
The expo also included a performance by the Rockerz Dance Team, a South Central Kentucky dance team that performs choreographed dance numbers that entertain, educate, and promote a positive awareness and understanding of the talents and abilities of individuals with down syndrome.
"If improving your health is one of your New Year's resolutions for 2019, then you're at the right place and it is packed and it is a great day to come to the Sloan Convention Center because we have all of this in one location and it is free and open to the public," said Thomas.