MD Johnson Foundation to host “Spring into Wellness’’ health fair

Published 6:30 am Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The Michael David Johnson will play host to a health fair, themed “Spring into Wellness,” Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the YMCA, 1 YMCA Drive, in Selma.

In a letter seeking partners and potential vendors for the fair, Foundation Treasurer Thomasene Johnson described the event as “an educational and interactive event designed for outreach to provide basic preventative medicine and medical screening to people in our community.”

The fair is free and open to the public.

Johnson said the event wouldn’t just be educational – that it would also be fun.

“We’ve got several things going where people will be able to engage in exercises and walks,” she said. “We’re just going to make it fun, even for the kids. We’re planning on having a train for the kids to ride.”

She added participants will be given a passport requiring them to visit at least 10 vendors in order to receive a free gift.

“This incentive has worked really well in the past,” Johnson said.

Vendors available include health scans by Vitamin Plus, CPR training, a blood drive, massage therapy, a health walk, yoga, healthy food tasting, a variety of demonstrations and pet care.

Johnson said the service provided by the vendors who attend are important to the community.
‘Oftentimes, we have things going on that we don’t even realize that we do,” she said. “Like your blood pressure could be up, and you may not even know that. Your sugar level could be up, and you wouldn’t necessarily know that either. It’s very important.

“One place I really want to mention is Vitamin Plus, out of Montgomery, will be doing a scan. What she does with the scan is it shows us what area in the body you might need to look at. Those are the kind of things that are important to know. We want to be proactive on our health so that it doesn’t creep up on us.”