Archive for Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Baldwin gets healthy

Local clubs combine on effort

June 13, 2001

Two Baldwin City organizations worked together to provide health screenings for community residents.

The Baldwin City Rotary Club and Baldwin City Lions Club arranged for the Mobile Screening Unit to provide screenings last Friday.

"It's very exciting to have two civic organizations come together for a good cause," said Mark Eldridge, who is a member of both organizations. "You don't see that too often."

He said the Mobile Screening Unit, which is a traveling unit that was purchased by the Kansas Lions Club, provided free screenings for eye sight, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar and glaucoma.

"And we made sure people had their daily cinnamon roll," Eldridge said.

There were quite a few people that took advantage of the health screenings, he said.

Often people don't have health screenings because of the inconvenience and cost, he said. But the Mobile Screening Unit took out those factors.

"We brought it to Baldwin instead of people having to make appointments and leave Baldwin," Eldridge said. "We made it available to those who might not have been motivated before because of the cost.

"We were glad to have people come out that normally wouldn't have done it," he said.

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