Special Olympics Utah will be providing free health screenings and education to individuals with intellectual disabilities for the first time in St. George as part of its Healthy Communities program.
Our St. George event will feature free health screenings by medical staff with experience working directly with people with intellectual disabilities. Confirmed health screening clinics include:
• Special Smiles: Provides dental examinations and comprehensive oral health care information.
• Opening Eyes: Provides eye assessments and prescription eyewear.
• MedFest: Determines the general health status of an individual.
In addition, the event will feature health and fitness activities, contests and prizes, and opportunities to engage with community partners.
“Special Olympics Utah will be offering free health screenings in a fun, welcoming environment to all,” said Scott Weaver, President/CEO of Special Olympics Utah. “The impact of these screenings on the health and wellness of people with an intellectual disability is significant. The Healthy Communities program has discovered undetected health problems, alleviated pain, and provided health services that otherwise would not be available.”
When: Saturday, April 30th, from 11 a.m. – 3 pm.
Where: Dixie State University’s Russell C. Taylor Health Science Bld., 1526 E. Medical Center Dr., St. George, Utah
For more information contact:
Jennifer Percival, Health Director – [email protected]