Cape Gazette

First State Community Action hosts health fair

Mar 06, 2013
Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity

More than 150 people attended a health fair hosted by First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown.

The Feb. 22 fair connected community members to services such as blood screenings, healthcare information and services available for low-income residents.

At Beebe's lab screening table, La Red's Jess Quintero has his blood pressure taken by Janet Sockriter.

Kent Sussex Counseling Service provided free HIV testing during the health fair. About 20 people were tested, said Jamie Roaro, left, and Terri Mims of the service. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Jim Mims of Delaware Hospice talked to residents about programs that include volunteer-based Transitions, for people who have health issues but are not eligible for hospice care. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Lay nurse navigator Jennifer Cervantes, left, and cancer screening nurse navigator Debbie Campbell, talk about free screenings offered at Tunnell Cancer Center for qualified residents. The women helped educate residents on the importance of early detection and cancer prevention. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
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