Sean Garvey – Entercom Radio Atlanta
Congressman David Scott presents the 14th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 11th at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Individuals suffering from mental or health issues are encouraged to attend this event to receive free health screenings, information for veterans, homeowners, and much more.
Attendees will have a chance to get screened for blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, mental health, vision, dental, HIV/AIDS, depression, kidney problems, and sickle cell to name a few. There will also be screenings for visitors who want to get tested for breast cancer and prostate cancer.
If you or someone you know served in the military, the Atlanta VA Health Care System and Atlanta VA Regional Office will be present to assist veterans in need. The Atlanta Health Care System and Atlanta VA Regional Office will offer PTSD counseling, health eligibility, vision exams, and mental health services. All veterans attending the health fair must take part in this event to receive help after serving in the military.
Homeowners are also invited to take advantage of receiving free home assistance during the event. The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs will talk to attendees about two important programs, which can help eligible homeowners get caught up on delinquent mortgage payments. Programs such as the Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance and Underwater Georgia Principal Reduction Assistance will cover information on how to get back on track to becoming financially stable while owning a home. Homeowners are also eligible to get up to $50,000 to help reduce the principal balance on their homes.
More than 50 organizations and agencies can be found at the health fair and will be on hand to assists all attendees. Some of the event participants are included in the following…
- Atlanta Black Nurses Association
- American Heart Association
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- Clayton Center Community Service Board
- Emory Eye Center
- Georgia Power
- Grady Health System
- Morehouse School of Medicine Clinical Research Center
- Northside Hospital Radiology
- Social Security Administration
- and more!
Come out and bring your family to the 14th Annual Health Fair hosted by Congressman David Scott this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Mundy’s Mill High School located at 9652 Fayetteville Rd. (Highway 54) Jonesboro, Georgia 30238. For more information or to pre-register, go to DavidScott.house.gov.