Residents of Villages at Roll Hill had a healthy start to their day on Thursday, 3/16 when they were joined by community leaders for a 1 ½ mile power walk, which was a lively start to their 6th annual Health Fair. Nearly 300 residents attended the event to get tips on how to lead healthier lifestyles and improve their overall well-being.
The need for a community health fair was recognized by Lisa Hyde-Miller, Service Coordinator at Roll Hill, when she noticed a majority of mothers struggling with high blood pressure. To make the situation more complicated, the local grocery store and only source for fresh produce in the area, closed its doors. Due to a lack of resources in the neighborhood, Lisa decided it was time to bring health organizations to the Villages at Roll Hill.
“The greatest benefit of hosting a health fair is that people learn how to take care of themselves. I always say, your body is your temple and you only get what you put in it.”
-Lisa Hyde-Miller, Service Coordinator, Villages at Roll Hill
The community welcomed over 20 vendors, which included Buckeye Health Plan, Cincinnati Fire Department and a mammography van. Several new vendors were in attendance as well, such as Moving Beyond Depression and Health Care Access Now (HCAN). Moving Beyond Depression, a program developed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, will be conducting a workshop at Roll Hill within the near future.
Among the more popular vendors was Miami Heights Chiropractic Center, who provided free back massages. Cradle Cincinnati was also present to spread the word about Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, a nonprofit that has delivered over 30,000 diapers this year to babies in Greater Cincinnati.
Raffle prizes included two admission tickets to Kings Island, 24 comforters from Bed, Bath & Beyond and five tickets/free skate rentals from The Skatin Place. Donations included a $500 mini grant from Baby1st Network and 3,000 canned goods from Childhood Food Solutions.
In view of Lisa Hyde-Miller’s hard work at Roll Hill and Childhood Food Solutions, the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce has invited her to speak at Cincinnati City Hall on Wednesday, April 5th. Congratulations, Lisa! You have inspired great changes at Villages at Roll Hill and we appreciate everything that you do.
Thank you to all businesses and organizations, who participated in Roll Hill’s 6th Annual Health Fair.
Complete list of organizations/businesses present at the health fair:
The Talbert House
Healthy Moms & Babes
Cincinnati Fire Department
Cincinnati Police/Crime Stopper
Miami Heights Chiropractic Center
Cincinnati Hearing Center
Healthy Skin the Natural Way! Allie Bio Derma
Cincinnati Association for the Blind
TriHealth: Nutrition, Natal Care & Smoking Doll
Newcomer Funeral Services
Buckeye Health Plan
Moving Beyond Depression
Health Care Access Now (HCAN)
Caring Transitions: “Seniors Support System”
Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
Cradle Cincinnati/Reproductive Life Planning
Dr. Dan Buchanan Kenwood Rehabilitation
Complete list of organizations/businesses that contributed donations:
Kings Island- 2 admission tickets
The Skatin’ Place- 5 admission ticket/skate rentals
Talbert House- $20 gift card
Health Care Access Now (HCAN)- $25 Kroger gift card
Bed, Bath & Beyond- 24 comforters, 1 Mr. Coffee & 2 pressure warmers
Miami Heights Chiropractic Center- 1 icepack
Dr. Dan Buchanan Kenwood Rehabilitation- Protein drinks for all attendees
Baby 1st Network- $500 mini-grant
Cradle Cincinnati- $500
President Drive Church- Hats & gloves
Childhood Food Solutions- 3,000 canned goods