The Missouri State Fair begins Aug. 11 and events and activities will soon be in full swing. One event includes free blood pressure screenings for people 60 and older in the comfort of an air-conditioned setting.
Clinical staff from Bothwell Regional Health Center will provide the free screenings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, and Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Senior Lounge on the fairgrounds. According to records at Bothwell, the free service has been provided to fairgoers for at least the last 10 years.
“We are proud to be a fair sponsor and offer this service. The fair is part of Sedalia’s history, as is Bothwell Regional Health Center,” said Lori Wightman, Bothwell CEO. “In fact, our founder, John Homer Bothwell, was influential in making Sedalia the permanent location for the Missouri State Fair.”
Bothwell registered nurses and staff will provide the free screenings on both days and other staff will provide health-related information. The Senior Lounge is located at the southwest corner of Missouri and Elm streets on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.