Health expo success

Published 10:58 pm Friday, June 7, 2019

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By Barrett Edge

The Lowndes Signal

The Myron’s Helping Hands Foundation (MHHF) hosted the annual Total Health & Wellness Expo last Saturday at the Lowndes Interpretive Center in Hayneville. Focusing on the totality of health for individuals, the expo included wellness tips for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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With the theme motto, “Do it for Life,” the expo was free to the public and supported the MHHF’s mission of, “Still Helping!” MHHF is a non-profit organization located in Lowndes County. Serving the community, the organization seeks to act as a source to provide health tips that promote the longevity of life through proper education.

Osha Surles, organizer of the event, considered the networking event a success.

“The importance of today was the Health Expo. From Lowndes and Hayneville, as well as Montgomery, many organizations came out today targeting the community to focus on health whether that be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.”

The expo brought together a group of vendors that support the well-being of the community. The family oriented event started at 10 a.m. with a 1-mile walk. Afterwards, guests enjoyed live music, food, and a special presentation.

“We had a good time with the music and food,” said Surles. “The mingling and transferring of information, especially things we didn’t know, was very beneficial for all those who came.”

Surles was especially thankful for the Family Guidance Center in Montgomery. “We even have people here from family guidance to give information about the career center in Montgomery,” said Surles. “Helping others with careers is good for people’s health too.”

Vendors included the Mental Health of Alabama, Jackson Hospital, Baptist South, Family sunshine center, and many more. “All of our vendors gave out goodies and packets about what they do,” said Surles. Along with the other vendors, the Lifesouth community blood drive center bus played a part in the event.

With many hands playing a special role, Surles concluded,”I would like to thank all the vendors who participated in this event. All the volunteers and guests that showed up and decided to participate. Today, we just had a good time.”