Palmetto Health will hold a Men’s Health Symposium Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Trinity Education Community and Convention Center, 2523 Richland St. All men are invited to a free breakfast, free health screenings and morning of health discussions. Women also are welcome to attend and accompany the men, as there will be a separate ladies’ lounge featuring chair massages, refreshments and motivational discussions.
Screenings will be held prior to the event, along with a screening from 7-9 a.m. on the day of the event. Health professionals will discuss men’s health issues, the opioid epidemic, stroke and diabetes, as well as answer questions from the audience.
Men’s health screening (includes diabetes, prostate and cholesterol testing) dates include:
Thursday, May 24, 8-11 a.m.
Palmetto Health Tuomey
129 N. Washington St., Classrooms 1 and 2, Sumter SC
Thursday, May 31, 7-10 a.m.
Palmetto Health Baptist, Classrooms D and E
1501 Sumter St., Columbia
Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brookland Foundation Male Initiative
Brookland Baptist Church
1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia
Saturday, June 9, 7-9 a.m.
Trinity Education Community and Convention Center
2523 Richland St., Columbia
For more information or to register for the Men’s Health Symposium, call 803-296-CARE (2273).
These health events are sponsored by Office of Community Health, which offers a series of health care initiatives to uninsured and underinsured people in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Sumter counties. In addition to other efforts, services include free cancer, diabetes screenings and diabetes prevention classes.