The 24th annual Community Health Fair will be April 4 from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District's Sports Center. Admission is
free. Everyone is invited to attend.
More than 60 organizations
will have displays or offer health screenings. Guests at the fair
will learn new and innovative approaches to wellness.
Health screenings are always popular at the fair. Many screenings
will be offered: blood pressure, blood sugar/diabetes, body mass
index, bone density, child development, cholesterol, hemoglobin,
oral cancer, pH testing and pulse oximetry. All screenings except
the hemoglobin ($1) and cholesterol ($5) will be free of charge.
Do you have recyclable items in your home? The 2009 Community
Health Fair will not only provide health screenings and health
exhibits, but a chance for you and your family to bring in
recyclable items! In addition to the 60 organizations that will
provide health information or screenings, there will also be nine
different organizations attending the health fair to collect various
recyclable items. The items that will be accepted as recyclables at
the fair are as follows: printer cartridges, cell phones,
eyeglasses, pop tabs, plastic bags, CFL light bulbs (swirly style),
medications and mercury products. The container glass will be
collected at Lincoln Community High School.
The Red Cross will conduct a blood bank from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in
conjunction with the health fair. Your gift of blood can help save
someone's life, so please make plans to give at the Red Cross blood
bank. First-time donors are welcome. No experience needed!
Dan Dugan will demonstrate yoshukai karate with his spirited
group of students. Sensei Dugan has been teaching this ancient art
throughout central Illinois for over 27 years.
Logan County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Pharis will demonstrate the
skills of the Logan County drug dog. Pharis will demonstrate how
these dogs are able to successfully conduct their searches and will
be available for questions.
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Jayne Weaver will provide a basic introduction course of zumba from
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the aerobics room. Zumba is a new fitness
routine that combines Latin rhythms with fun, fat-burning dance
moves. Zumba is sure to get your heart pumping and your soul
laughing. It's an innovative way to get in shape and enjoy working
up a sweat!
The Lincoln tae kwon do group will also take center stage. Led by
Scott Brown, this high-energy performance is always a popular
segment and sure to entertain all ages.
Nutritious foods prepared by Peggy's Place will be available for
purchase at the fair throughout the day.
The Community Health Fair is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Park
District and the Logan County Department of Public Health.
Questions about the health fair should be directed to Marcia
Greenslate at the Lincoln Park District, 217-732-8770, or Marcia
Dowling at the Logan County Department of Public Health,
[Text from file received
from Roy Logan,
Lincoln Park District]