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RTA wants you to “Get Healthy for the Holidays” with free wellness event

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager

(DAYTON, OHIO)…The Greater Dayton RTA is giving the gift of good health by opening up Wright Stop Plaza at 4 S. Main St. to health care providers and offering free flu shots and screenings as part of its annual “Get Healthy for the Holidays” Health & Wellness event Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Screenings, such as blood pressure and blood sugar levels, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Public Health: Dayton & Montgomery County will offer flu shots for both the insured and uninsured. The event is free and open to the public.

RTA Employee Wellness Coordinator Stacy Shern said the agency’s health event is intended to arm the public with information about their health while also serving the needs of the at-risk population of the Dayton region.

“Thousands of people come through our transit center at Wright Stop Plaza every day and we know not everyone has access to health insurance,” Shern said. “By assembling a comprehensive group of health professionals at this event, we can offer free, impactful information regarding public health concerns that will educate the community about the health effects of smoking, chronic disease prevention, such as diabetes and high blood pressure and more. The key to prevention is education. As an agency, we the opportunity to help educate our community and provide them with the resources so they too can be in the best health possible.”

Flu Shots: Public Health professionals will administer flu shots. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Screenings: Premier Health will be offering free screenings by checking blood pressure, total cholesterol and blood sugar levels, hemoglobin A1c.

Insurance: CareSource will be on-hand to assist those without health insurance and explain the benefits of insurance.  

RTA will offer a free “Healthy Snack Prize Pack”—a goody bag packed with useful items and healthy snacks—to encourage participants to visit as many vendors as possible and learn valuable information to improve their health. “Get Healthy for the Holidays” participants will be asked to visit with and have their passport stamped by at least six partners/vendors at the event to be eligible for the prize pack.

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RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and serves 3,300 stops on 31 routes throughout Montgomery and parts of Greene County. The agency operates diesel, hybrid diesel, and electric trolley buses that take people to work, school and shopping. Customers ride RTA on more than 9 million passenger trips each year. RTA is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service as the region’s first choice for alternative transportation.