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Take advantage of free health screenings

By Staff | Oct 20, 2011

Community groups are uniting to provide wellness information and free health screenings in Lahaina on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Designed to benefit the “underinsured” and people who lack health insurance, the Lahaina Wellness Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Prison and Front Streets.

Dedicated to the concept that individuals need to take a greater degree of responsibility for their health, the fair is being coordinated by LahainaTown Action Committee and partners the Lions Club of Maui, We-A Hui for Health, Aloha Health Plan and the Maui Board of Economic Development.

Free and open to ALL, the event will feature live music and blood pressure checks, high-tech retinal examinations by Project Vision Hawaii, spirometry (lung function) tests by the Hawaii COPD Coalition, Hepatitis C screenings by the Hepatitis Support Network, take home kidney function tests from the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, glucose testing and medication management tips by ‘Ohana Health Plan, counseling and direct service for caregivers by the Caregivers Foundation of America, women’s cancer information and referrals by the Queen’s Women’s Center and help with quitting smoking from the American Lung Association.

Organizations that will provide volunteers and other services at the fair include the American Diabetes Foundation, Lions Clubs Of Maui, LahainaTown Action Committee, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Hana Health, Malama I ke Ola Health Center, FACE Maui, Pacific Cancer Foundation and the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy.

Additional wellness events are slated in Kihei and Wailuku. For more information, contact annie@projectvisionhawaii.com.

Need more reasons to attend? “The services provided are FREE, and the life you help save could be yours,” organizers concluded.