The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County announces its October schedule for mobile health unit outreach. Staff will offer services such as one-on-one health counseling and information; tobacco recovery counseling and information; blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks, breast health, cancer prevention, and nutrition information; physical activity games; 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 allows participants to track changes in muscle and fat tissue, when weight may not change.

The schedule is as follows:

• Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-noon, Senior Expo, Mt. Blue High School Campus;

• Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2-5 p.m., Farmington Wal-Mart;

• Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fotter’s Market in Stratton; and 2-5 p.m., Tranten’s in Kingfield;

• Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-noon, Food City in Wilton;

• Friday, Oct. 7, 3-5 p.m., Rangeley IGA;

• Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2-5 p.m., Farmington Wal-Mart;

• Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tranten’s in Kingfield;

• Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2-5 p.m., Farmington Wal-Mart;

• Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Senior Resource Fair at the Rangeley Inn.

October is the final month of mobile health unit operation this year; it does not operate during the winter months.

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


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