FARMINGTON — Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County recently announced its August schedule for Mobile Health Unit outreach events. Staff will offer services such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks; cancer prevention, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco information; one-on-one health counseling and information; and assistance with referrals to the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program and other health assistance programs, according to a news release from the coalition.

Additional services include colon cancer screening kits for those who qualify and body composition analysis. The test kits, a less invasive way to screen for colon cancer, can be completed in the privacy of one’s own home. Body composition analysis allows participants to see total weight and how many pounds of that weight are made up of muscle, fat and water. It can track changes in muscle and fat tissue, and physical fitness improvements when weight may not change.

The Mobile Health Unit will offer health screenings at Industry Food Bank from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3; Fairbanks Food Bank from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3; Rangeley Food Bank from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 4; Rangeley IGA from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4; Farmington Save-A-Lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5; Wilton Blueberry Festival, next to Franklin Savings Bank, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7; Sandy River Farm Supply in New Sharon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10; Livermore Falls Food City from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11; Livermore Falls Food Bank from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11; Salem Food Bank from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18; Fotter’s Market in Stratton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20; and Phillips Old Home Days, at the Phillips Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.

All services will be provided free; donations accepted.

For more information, contact Janis Walker at 779-2750 or [email protected].


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