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Health Fair

29th Annual Health Fair

THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR WIL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH, 2014 FROM 9AM TO 1PM AT THE LINCOLN PARK DISTRICT’S SPORTSCENTER LOCATED AT 1400 PRIMM ROAD IN LINCOLN. ADMISSION IS FREE AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

APPROXIMATELY SEVENTY ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE ATTENDING AND EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS WILL BE AVAILABLE. HEALTH SCREENINGS WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED, INCLUDING BLOOD PRESSURE, CHOLESTEROL, PULSE OXIMETRY, BLOOD GLUCOSE, BODY FAT CALCULATIONS, PH TESTING, BLOOD TYPING, ORAL CANCER, BALANCE SCREENINGS, AND HEMOGLOBIN. MOST SCREENINGS ARE FREE OF CHARGE, EXCEPT FOR HEMOGLOBIN, CHOLESTEROL, AND BLOOD GLUCOSE WHICH HAVE A SMALL FEE.

THE LOGAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION WILL BE OFFERING FREE NITRATE SCREENINGS FOR WELL WATER. ONLY PRIVATE WELL WATER WILL BE SCREENED, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAMPLE. RADON TEST KITS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR A FEE.

RECYCLABLE ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED INCLUDING UNUSED/ UNWANTED MEDICATIONS, GLASS, CELL PHONES, PRINTER CARTIDGES, HARD DRIVE DESTRUCTION, AND CONFIDENTIAL PAPER SHREDDING SPONSORED BY STATE BANK OF LINCOLN.

THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A FREE 65 FOOT INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE, COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AT 10AM, 11AM, AND NOON, FREE CHAIR MASSAGES, A CHILDRENS’ CRAFT TABLE, AND LAPSITS FROM LINCOLN PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 9:30AM, 10AM, 10:30AM, AND 11AM. CHILD FINGERPRINTING AND CAR SEAT CHECKS WILL ALSO BE OFFERED.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER WILL BE CONDUCTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 9AM TO NOON IN THE BLOODMOBILE AT THE REC. FIRST TIME DONORS ARE WELCOME.

PEGGY’S PLACE WILL PROVIDE HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES FOR PURCHASE DURING THE HEALTH FAIR.

THE HEALTH FAIR IS SPONSORED BY THE LINCOLN PARK DISTRICT AND THE LOGAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT MALLORY SINNER AT THE LOGAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT (217) 735-2317 OR MARCIA GREENSLATE AT THE LINCOLN PARK DISTRICT AT (217) 732-8770.