FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County has announced its October schedule for Mobile Health Unit outreach events. October will be the final month of the year that the Mobile Health Unit will travel throughout Franklin County offering health screenings. Mobile Health Unit events will resume in the spring of 2016, according to a news release from Franklin Community Health Network.

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; distracted driving education tools; and assistance with referrals to the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program and other health assistance programs.

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 will allow participants to track various components such as changes in muscle and fat tissue, and physical fitness improvements in which weight may not change. Body composition analysis is an excellent tracking tool for weight loss, fitness and nutrition programs.

The Mobile Health Unit will offer health screenings at Rangeley Food Bank on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon and Rangeley IGA on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.; Farmington Save-A-Lot on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Phillips Food Bank on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 9 to11 a.m. and Edmunds Market on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Livermore Falls Food City on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Eustis Food Bank on Friday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon and Fotter’s Market in Eustis on Friday, Oct. 16, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.; and the Rangeley Senior Expo on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rangeley Inn.

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


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