FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County has announced its June schedule for Mobile Health Unit outreach events. Staff will offer services such as blood pressure and cholesterol checks; information on cancer prevention, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco; one-on-one health counseling; and information and assistance on the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program and other health assistance programs.

Guest presenters will be available at special events to discuss topics such as gardening, canning and preserving. Free garden container kits will be available to participants on those dates.

The Unit will offer health screenings today and June 18 at Tranten’s Store, in Farmington; June 11 at Tranten’s Store, in Kingfield; June 14 at IGA, in Rangeley; June 22 at Edmund’s Market, in Phillips; and June 28 at the Eustis Town Office.

In addition, special gardening events offering free container gardens, gardening and nutrition instruction will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6, 12, 13 and 20 at the Hope Harvest Garden at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Throughout the month of June, the coalition will accept donations for the local food pantries.

All services are provided free. Donations are accepted. For more information, contact Janis Walker, coalition program manager, at 779-2750 or [email protected]

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