Oak Ridge Wellness Fair

 The City of Oak Ridge Wellness Committee and Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health teamed  up to host their annual Community Wellness Fair today .

The event was held from noon to 4 p.m. in the Oak Ridge Civic Center on Wednesday, May 16. Admission was free and everyone was invited to come out and see what is available to get you on the right track for good healthy living.

We spoke with Coordinator of Health for the Oak Ridge Schools, Jennifer Laurendine about this years Wellness Fair

 

 

We also spoke to Debbie Palmer from the Public Works Department about what all was available at the Wellness Fair.

Demonstrations, informational booths and health screenings were set up inside the gymnasium. Topics covered included:

Mammograms*
Osteoporosis
Mental health
Hearing loss
Substance abuse
Financial wellness
Chiropractic care
Neighborhood watch
Blood pressure checks
Shingles vaccines
Nutrition
Recreational activities
Weight loss
Skin care
Medic Regional Blood Center donations

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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