Health and Community Resource Day Planned | New

VALDOSTA – The Southern Health District is partnering with Mount Pisgah Baptist Church to host the first Community Health and Resource Day in Lowndes County.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority Main Community Center, 1360 E. Park Ave., health officials said in a statement. , adding that the event is open to all Lowndes. and residents of surrounding counties.

There will be vendor stalls located throughout the senior center gymnasium area and refreshments will be provided.

Free COVID vaccines, blood pressure checks, assistance with utilities/housing/health care, free phones for those receiving government assistance – registration is based on eligibility criteria, mentorship programs, etc., will be available, officials said.

A representative will also be on hand to answer questions about COVID-19 updates, vaccinations, etc. CORE will provide a $100 Visa gift card to people who get vaccinated or receive a booster. Pre-registration is encouraged to secure the gift card.

Call and register at (229) 245-8758 or email [email protected]. Additionally, the first 60 people to arrive at the event will receive a free food box donated by Mount Pisgah, officials said.

Out of Hands Theater will present the film “Chosen” during the event. “Chosen” is “an innovative short film that will harness the power of the arts to engage audiences and participants of all ages in overcoming COVID-19 and flu vaccine hesitancy,” officials said.

For more information, contact Ambreshia Allen at [email protected] or (229)412-4822.

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