Services, flu shots offered at Owens’ Care Fair for Health


Owens Community College will host a Care Fair for Health 2009 on Wednesday, giving area residents a
chance to learn ways to make their lives more enjoyable through healthy living.
The care fair is sponsored by the Owens School of Health Sciences’ faculty and students and will occur
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college’s Student Health and Activities Center. Owens is located on Oregon
Road in Perrysburg Township.
"Throughout the day, individuals can take advantage of the various health services and advice being
offered by Northwest Ohio’s premiere health care community," said Jennifer Irelan, director of
Recruitment and co-chair of the Care Fair for Health Committee.
All activities are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Attendees will have the opportunity to gain practical health information from more than 60 displays
outlining a diverse array of topics, including CPR, cancer information and care, fire safety, nutrition
and culinary arts, genetic information, mental health, substance abuse, HIV awareness, sports care and
stress management.
Additionally, individuals will be able to test their personal health through free screenings and tests,
including blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.
In addition, School of Health Sciences faculty and students will be on hand to provide free bone density
tests and scans. Flu shots and blood sugar screenings will also be available from ProMedica Health
Systems. The flu shots are $25 and receipts will be distributed for use as documentation for insurance
reimbursement. Additionally, Fort Meigs YMCA Center for Health Promotion will offer a free digital body
fat analysis.
Organizations on hand from the health care community will include the American Red Cross, ProMedica
Health System, Mobile Meals of Toledo, Life Connection of Ohio, St. Vincent Mercy Burn Care Center, the
University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, Fulton County Health Center
and The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, among others. Attendees can also view a medical helicopter air
unit in the Student Health and Activities Center parking lot during the event.
Students in the college’s Massage Therapy program and the Student Nurses Association will be providing
free massages and holding a bake sale, respectively. College representatives will also offer information
on the Heimlich maneuver and CPR through a "Choking Charlie" demonstration.

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