Owens to Host Free Care Fair for Health, Oct. 19

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 by: Brad Meyer | Category: Health

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents and high school students are invited to learn about ways to make their lives more enjoyable through healthy living as Owens Community College serves as host to a free Care Fair for Health event on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

The annual health event will occur from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The care fair, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing.

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, organ and tissue donation, nutrition and culinary arts, diabetes information, mental health, substance abuse, heart health and prevention, HIV awareness, fire safety, sports care and stress management. Additionally, individuals will be able to test their personal health through free screenings and tests, including blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar screenings.

In addition, Owens faculty and students will be on hand to provide free bone density tests and scans. Flu shots 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.

Organizations on hand from the health care community will include ProMedica Health System, Mobile Meals of Toledo, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, Life Connection of Ohio, Serenity Farm, Dave’s Running, Lucas County Children Services and The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, among others.

Additionally, the Student Nurses Association will be holding a bake sale and Owens representatives will offer information on the Heimlich maneuver and CPR through a “Choking Charlie” demonstration.

Owens will have information available for those individuals interested in pursuing a college education. The College offers a wide variety of academic programs through the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing, and past graduates from these academic programs have gone on to become dental hygienists, dietetic technicians, chefs, hotel and restaurant managers, occupational therapy assistants, nurses, health information technicians, radiographers and ultrasound technologists throughout Northwest Ohio.

Local high schools attending the event will include Four County Career Center, Clay High School, Margaretta High School, Bowsher High School, Vanguard Career Center, Whitmer High School and Woodward High School.

For more information about the event, call (567) 661-7379 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7379.

Press Release Contact Name: Brad Meyer
Press Release Contact Email: bradley_meyer@owens.edu
Organization Name: Owens Community College