Volunteers of America Mid-States hosts wellness fair for Clay Countians

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Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 6:37 PM EST
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MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - Volunteers of America (VOA) Mid-States is dedicated to ensuring those in recovery are taken care of in various ways. On Wednesday, the organization held a wellness fair to not only serve the recovery community but to serve Clay County as a whole.

In partnership with the Medical Associates of Southeast KY, VOA held the event at its recovery community center in Manchester; offering free COVID tests, flu shots and other services.

”These checkups, these wellness checkups, the flu shots, the COVID tests; these are the kind of things that we do when we’re responsible people in recovery and we’re beginning to change our way of interacting with the world and with ourselves,” said Walter Mullins, VOA Mid-States Recovery Community Center Program Manager.

Organizers said events like this can not only help reduce illness in the area, but they also help those in recovery access the services they need.

“Going to the doctor is not the top thing on their list, so they come here for [it], also to do the other activities that we participate in; they’re used to coming here and they can do that. Then they find out its not so bad,” said Mullins.

VOA hosts events like this throughout the year. To keep up with future events, you can check out their Facebook page.