Keeping the community healthy: Richfield Living partners with JCHS for Sixth Annual Health & Wellness Day
Staying on top of your health doesn’t have to mean visiting a doctor’s office – it can actually be fun and engaging. On Thursday, April 19, Richfield Living partnered with Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) to host the Sixth Annual Health & Wellness Day at the Alleghany Room in The Oaks.
JCHS students and employees worked with approximately 80 guests at various wellness stations. They included: strength and flexibility, fall prevention and home safety, blood sugar testing and diabetes information, medication review and safety, brain fitness, blood pressure and stroke risk assessment.
“It’s much easier to prevent a problem than to try to chase a treatment after a problem presents itself,” Samantha Stepp, a nursing student, said. “Wellness is key in the quality of one’s life, and as we age, it’s important to be aware of our bodies and how they are functioning. Keeping ourselves educated and being intentional about making healthy choices are the steps we can take to stave off common chronic conditions and disease as we age.” Kristen Woodford, another JCHS nursing student, said she had a great time working with the seniors. “They were all so nice and easy to work with,” she said.
Kristen Woodford checking a senior’s blood pressure.
Feature image previous page: from left to right: Allison Burton, Mariah Mapeso and Taylor Hodge.