Nanticoke Health Services is pleased to host its second annual health event for all ages on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Cholesterol Screenings 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.). The Heart of Good Health: A Healthy Community Event will be held at Laurel Senior High School, located at 1133 South Central Avenue, Laurel, Delaware. The mission of this event is to provide education and information on many aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. Health education and health professionals will be on hand and several health screenings will be available. There will be healthy living demonstrations, and many activities for the whole family will be available throughout the day.
There will be FREE health screenings for cholesterol (7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.), glucose, vision and more. Cholesterol screenings are from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and require a 12-hour fasting. A donation of $10 is appreciated but not required. Pre-registration is NOT required.
Health information and interactive displays on heart risk factors, body mass index (BMI), stroke awareness, healthy eating, diabetes, cancer, and much more will be available. Vendors will also include many other non-profit organizations and private businesses that provide services related to healthy living.
For sports fans, NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins will be signing autographs from 10:30 am until 12 noon. Community members are invited to bring a sports item for Mr. Cousins to sign. Merchandise will not be sold at the event. In order to give everyone a chance to meet Mr. Cousins, autographs will be limited to one person.
For the kids, Delmarva Discovery Center will be on hand to educate on the environment and some of the animals native to the Eastern Shore. Information about state parks will be on hand to promote outdoor activity around the region.
The health fair is a no cost event and is open to everyone. So bring your family, friends, and neighbors. For further information, visit www.nanticoke.org/health or call 302-536-5386.