Mercy Parish Nursing to Host Lorain County Urban Family Health Fair on August 20

mercy-family-health-fairHealth screenings, Kids zone, Wellness walk, and many more events are planned to help families learn how to get and stay healthy. The community is invited to the Lorain County Urban Family Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at Days Dam, 2720 East 31st St. in Lorain.

The event features free screenings*, including:

  • Blood glucose for diabetes
  • Chemistry profile for heart disease or coronary artery disease (check for total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, LDL/HDL ratio)
  • HgA1c for uncontrolled diabetes
  • TSH for thyroid disease
  • PSA for prostate cancer

*Please note that these tests require that participants fast overnight.

Children can join in activities to keep them moving and to teach them the importance of good health. The fair features cooking demonstrations and wellness presentations that showcase ways to stay healthy at each stage of life. Area churches will have information about their onsite wellness programs. Older adults will have a special gathering place designed just for them and their health concerns.

All activities are free and open to everyone in the community. For more information, please contact Norva Ross, RN, at 440-989-3901.

Sponsors supporting the fair include the Lorain County Urban League, Lorain County Pastors Health Coalition, Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition, Lorain Public Library System, CareSource and Buckeye Health Plan.

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