South Orlando held a Community Health and Wellness Expo in April 2019
South Orlando held a Community Health and Wellness Expo in April 2019.
Pastor Alex Vaz kicked off the event with prayer, followed by words of welcome
by Joy Martin, Health Fair Coordinator.
The fun began with a tour of a fire truck presented by Officer Dale of the
Orange County Fire Department, and a demonstration of how to use a fire extin-
guisher. A Kids Zone was also available, providing health, education, and enter-
tainment for the children.
Officer Harry of the Orange County Police Department gave a safety seminar
to church members and members of the community, followed by a question and
Blood donations were received via the Big Red Bus and Kelly Lee, LPN pro-
vided blood sugar and blood pressure screenings. Representatives from Orlando
Health demonstrated first aid, CPR, and the AED (Automated External Defibrilla-
tor) while Advent Health gave a class on nutrition.
Other vendors provided hearing and vision screenings, behavior health as-
sessments, an exercise class, and individual blood circulation assessments. Access
Community, the Harbor House, Shephard’s Hope and Royal Financial all provided
information and assistance to those who attended.
Gloria Foster (Women’s Ministry Leader) made healthy smoothies, gave a
cooking class, and offered free food samples. A huge yard sale raised funds to
support our Pathfinder’s trip to Oshkosh.
Spiritual and educational materials were made available as well as a Prayer
Room for those requesting spiritual guidance.
The Health Fair proved to be a success as both the church and the community
were blessed. Many verbalized the vast amount of knowledge and information they
received through evaluation forms.
To God Be The Glory!
By Yvonne Moye