UNION, NJ – A Vauxhall Community Health Fair took place on Saturday at the Golden Rule Lodge #24 and Golden Rule Chapter #50 with free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and resources to help residents achieve their health and wellness goals.

Blake Johnson from Congressman Payne’s office said, “through the North Jersey Health Collaborative, we are happy to bring together resources and organizations to help bring much needed services for the community.” Congressman Payne is co-chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Men’s Health Caucus.

Through the Collaborative, residents spoke with community partners about such issues as nutrition, diabetes, hypertension and other health-related issues as well as exercise and healthy lifestyles, and about how to find services available within the community.

“Today’s event is about serving the community,” said Tyshiem Dasher, Golden Rule Worshipful Master.  “In partnership with Atlantic Health, the YMCA, ShopRite, and others these events allow us all to help service our community and provide the education and information they need for their own health.”