Health fairs

scheduled

LUMBERTON — The University of North Carolina School of Nursing is teaming up with local health providers to offer free health care to those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Robeson and Columbus counties.

A health fair in Robeson County is scheduled for 9 a.m. t0 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Robeson County Church and Community Center at 1401 Starlite Drive. The fair in Columbus County is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Saint James Volunteer Fire Department, 3203 Old Northeast Road in Lake Waccamaw.

The fairs will offer health screenings, health promotion education, chronic disease self-management support, and help connect Hurricane Matthew victims to community services.

For information, contact Jean Davison at [email protected] or call 919-308-4858.

Focus groups

are planned

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health will be conducting focus groups in three towns in Robeson County in an effort to better understand the health care needs of area residents.

Focus groups will be held 5 to 6 p.m. March 21 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator; 5 to 6 p.m. March 23 at the Hector MacLean Public Library, 202 Main St. in Fairmont; and 5 to 6 p.m. March 28 at the United Way office at 2512 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton.

Each focus group session will include 12 residents, last no longer than one hour, and consist of 10 questions related to local health care needs. Those who participate will be offered light refreshments and a gift bag. To register to participate, call SeHealth’s Community Health Education Center at 910-671-9393.

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