The Tulsa Health Department is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Tulsa Day of Health, which will be be held June 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Promenade Mall.
Tulsa Day of Health will brings together doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, dietitians and fitness experts in an attempt to improve Tulsa’s health status.
Free health screenings and nearly 40 booths with health information, free apples, water, snacks and other giveaways are available to attendees.
“18.9 percent of Oklahoma residents do not have insurance, and as a result, there are many people not receiving preventive health care such as blood pressure and other basic screenings. Many people are unaware of illnesses until they require expensive emergency care,” said Maiuri Ranchhod, event chair.
Free cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings are set for the event. Other opportunities include memory screenings, assistance completing an advance directive, ideas for healthy eating on a budget, and tips for planning life transitions.
Adult participants will receive a Health Passport, and after visiting all the booths, the Passport becomes an entry for door prizes donated by Promenade Mall merchants.
Other event sponsors include Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma, Morton Comprehensive Health Services, OU Physicians Health @ Work, Family & Children’s Services and Tulsa Promenade Mall.
Among the organizations participating are:
A Better Life Home Care
Alzheimer’s Association/INCOG AAA
Assisted Transition of Greater Tulsa
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa Blessed Mother Teresa Dental Center
Clare Bridge of Tulsa
Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma
Family & Children’s Services
Griswold Home Care of Tulsa
Indian Health Care Resource Center
Infinity Care of Tulsa
Inverness at Home
LIFE’s Adult Day Services
Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
OASIS Adult Day Services
Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative
ONHL Hospice & Home Health
OSU Medical Center
OU Physicians/OU School of Community Medicine
Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic
Pawhuska Nursing Home
The Scholl Center for Communication Disorders
The Senior Life Program Cleveland Area Hospital
Tulsa City/County TRIAD
Tulsa/Creek Counties Senior Nutrition
Tulsa Health Department