Community Health Fair Planned for October 5

Date: 09/23/2019

Jessica Lahey, RN, gives a flu shot at last year’s Health Fair.  Free flu shots, cholesterol screenings and blood pressure screenings are just some of the opportunities community members have to keep informed on their health.

Presque Isle, Maine (September 23, 2019) — Northern Light AR Gould Hospital will be holding their annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, October 5, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center.  The event features a wide offering of screenings and information to help people take charge of their health.

 

“Educating people about their health is a priority for us, and the Health Fair allows us to provide easy access to a wide range of valuable information and free screenings that will help people be more aware of their own health,” says Greg LaFrancois, hospital president. “Providers from a number of our practices will also be there to answer questions one-on-one.”

 

Free adult flu shots, including high dose ones for adults age 65 or older, will be offered at the Health Fair.  Other free screenings and assessments will include cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI/weight, stroke risk, diabetes risk, lymphedema and more.  Other featured resources will include how to create an Advance Directive and how to track your family medical history.

 

In addition to booths from various practices and departments within AR Gould Hospital, there will be booths on various health topics from Northern Maine Community College senior nursing students.  A number of non-profit organizations will also be taking part to share information about resources to help people in our community.  People are also encouraged to bring their outdated medication with them, as the Presque Isle Police Department will be holding a Drug Take Back at the Health Fair.

 

Free fun activities for both adults and children are also a part of the day, including various games, a photo booth, a prize wheel, free popcorn, door prize drawings and more.

 

People are encouraged to stop by the Health Fair anytime between 10 am and 1 pm on Saturday, October 5, in the conference center area of the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center.