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Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority Health Fair focuses on community wellness in WV

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CHARLESTON, WV -

The Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority Health Fair brought out dozens of people Thursday to the Switzer Center on the West Side. Almost 30 vendors set up exhibits at the event.

People had the opportunity to take advantage of vision screenings, flu shots, blood glucose screenings, free food and medication screenings. There were also experts on hand to share tips about healthy eating habits and exercise.

Organizers said this kind of event is an important way to bring health resources into the local community. "We often have transportation issues with our residents and to bring this right here in their community, in our beautiful facility that we have, is an excellent opportunity for them to come get educational material," said John Harper with the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.

Charleston-Kanawha Housing has available affordable housing in Charleston, West Virginia and throughout the Kanawha and Putnam Counties. Charleston-Kanawha Housing offers family communities and senior communities as well as private housing options.