Health officials host annual wellness event for women in Baton Rouge

Health officials host annual wellness event for women in Baton Rouge
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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Pennington Biomedical Research Center hosted its annual Wellness Day for Women. It holds a significant importance being held during Women’s History Month.

Over 600 women of all ages came to the event to learn more about the importance of their health and the resources that are provided to them.

“Just get a lot of information from nonprofits and local clinics in the city that they may not have normally had access to or just normally knew about,” said Catherine Champagne, Professor of Dietary Assessment and Nutrition Counseling at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Walgreens provided free vaccinations for things like the Flu, Shingles and RSV. There were free sign-ups to apply for Medicaid, free mammogram screenings, free blood testing, yoga classes, and an educational class about understanding their hormones and health.

Susan Guilbeaux has attended the wellness event for the past three years and said that this is important to women like her and those around her who want to know more information about the new changes in health and how to stay up to date with easy access.

“We can see for ourselves what’s new, what’s out here, and what we can try out for dementia, for walking, any new thing, any new medical out here for senior citizens,” said Guilbeaux.

Obtaining health care for women can be a stressful task and tough process and bringing health care organizations to those in need with events like this can make women not only feel seen and heard but be taken care of and given the proper guidance when it comes to keeping up good health for their bodies.

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