On October 10th, 2013 Central West Virginia Aging Services held its 7th Annual Health Fair and Flu Clinic at the Braxton County Armory with approximately 500 in attendance. During the event, participants were given the opportunity to receive a free flu shot as well as low cost lab work. While many chose to take advantage of this great value and service being offered to the community others stopped by to take advantage of the over 30 vendors that were in attendance. Individuals had the opportunity to find out about a variety of services that are available in their area including Senior Medicare issues, banking information, home medical equipment and diabetic supplies.
Participants were also treated to a free breakfast while attending and additional snacks throughout the day.
Executive Director, Evelyn Post of Central West Virginia Aging Services would like to extend a special thank you to Mike Walton and his staff at St. Joseph’s hospital for partnering with Central West Virginia Aging Services and providing the lab services. Also, a special thank you to Sis Price and the Braxton County Health Department as well as Ms. Price’s nursing students. Thank you to the Braxton County Senior Center for their assistance. Thank you to the dedicated members of the Braxton Auxiliary that donate their time every year, Booty Talbott and Martha Belle Taylor. Thank you to the volunteers that donated their time including Jane Parmer, Hazel Ramsey and Alice Calhoun James. Thank you to all Central West Virginia Aging Services and Braxton County Senior Center staff that arranged their schedules to help with making this event a success. Without everyone working together, this could not be possible. Evelyn would also like to thank the staff and Officers at the Braxton County Armory for being so helpful during the event.
Without the help of monetary sponsors this event would not be possible. A special thank you to the following for sponsoring our event: City National Bank, Mike Ross, Inc., Bank of Gassaway, AARP, Mountain Insurance Services, Richard Roach Funeral Home, Red Rooster Café, Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and Tastefully Simple (Angie Houghton).
In addition, several door prizes were provided by area businesses. We would like to thank the following door prize sponsors and congratulate the winners:
The grand prize winner of an overnight stay at Mardi Gras Casino was Shelley Stalnaker of Sutton. Curtis Edwards was the winner of 4 rounds of golf compliments of Stonewall Resort. Geneva Kerr was the winner of a cane donated by WV Medical Equipment Company. DeAnn Whitney was the lucky winner of a gift card to Red Rooster Café in Gassaway. The winner of Clay Center tickets was Diane Sligar of Sutton. Mary Currence was the winner of gift cards to the Custard Stand located in Flatwoods while Zelma Heater of Gassaway won the beautiful gift basket donated by Walkers Drug Store. Mike Hazel was the winner of tickets donated by the Pittsburgh Symphony and Jim Burns won a gift certificate for Tapas Tuesday donated by Café Cimino. Judy James was the lucky winner of 2 tickets compliments of Dollywood and Sandra Jones won a gift certificate from Hometown Pizza of Burnsville. John Tanner of Webster Springs was the winner of a glucometer donated by Rite-Aid of Sutton and Ronald Conner was the winner of the deluxe bucket filled with car cleaning supplies donated by NAPA of Sutton.
Once again, Executive Post would like to thank all of those involved in making Central West Virginia Aging Services 7th Annual Health Fair & Flu Clinic a success and is looking forward to making next year’s even bigger and better.