Logan County Community Health Fair coming March 23
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[March 08, 2013]
The Logan County Community
Health Fair continues to promote and educate area residents on the
benefits of a healthy lifestyle through screenings, information and
programs offered by health and social service organizations at the
local, state and regional level. This year's health fair will be on
Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park
District Sports Center. All activities, programs and collections
will be on-site unless otherwise noted.
The Community Health Fair will offer numerous health screenings,
including blood pressure, oral cancer screenings and body mass
indexes, which are free to the public. Cholesterol and hemoglobin
screenings will be offered at a nominal cost. Well water testing,
child fingerprinting will also be offered. The American Red Cross
will sponsor a blood drive. Additionally, the health fair will again
offer residents the opportunity to recycle a variety of different
items in an environmentally friendly and responsible manner.
State Bank of Lincoln will sponsor shredding of confidential papers
and destruction of hard drives as part of the Community Health Fair.
The shredding and hard drive destruction program offers residents
the opportunity to have items such as financial records, old tax
returns and other sensitive household records shredded and destroyed
in a secure and confidential manner. Proper disposal of these
sensitive items may prevent individuals from becoming victims of
identity theft. The paper shredding and hard drive destruction will
be available from 9 a.m. to noon in the front parking lot of Lincoln
Community High School.
There will also a glass recycling collection in the front parking
lot of LCHS from 9 a.m. to noon. The recycling program accepts only
container glass, meaning it originally contained either a food or
beverage product. Participants will need to remove all plastic and
metal caps and rings from the container. All colors of glass are
accepted and do not have to be sorted. The glass recycling program
does not accept ceramics, dishware, light bulbs, window glass or
mirrors. Glass recycling will be canceled in event of inclement
Expired or unwanted medications, both prescription and
over-the-counter, will be collected through an unwanted medication
collection, co-sponsored by the Healthy Communities Partnership and
the Kroger pharmacy. Medications must be in the original container
with label and with the name blacked out to ensure privacy. The
Lincoln Police Department will be on-site to oversee the collection
process. Residents are reminded that it is no longer acceptable to
dispose of any medication by flushing it down the toilet, as
chemical compounds are now being detected in groundwater samples.
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Eyeglasses and hearing aids will be collected by the Lions Club
for distribution to visually and hearing impaired individuals in the
U.S. and around the world. New, used, damaged or broken eyeglasses
and hearing aids will be accepted.
Cellphones, both working and non-working, will be collected for
donation to Sojourn Woman's Center. The cellphones will be
reprogrammed and provided to victims of domestic violence for their
use in emergency situations.
Laser and ink-jet printer cartridges will be collected by
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois. Proceeds from
recycling the printer cartridges will be used to supplement ongoing
programs for low-income individuals, household, children and
Tabs from aluminum cans will be collected for donation to the
area's Ronald McDonald House.
Containers will be provided at the health fair for the collection
of plastic grocery bags.
As always, this year's Logan County Community Health Fair offers
something for everyone, whether your goal is maintain or improve
your health or to complete some spring cleaning and dispose of items
in an environmentally friendly way.
For additional information on health screenings, contact Mallory
Ramos of the Logan County Department of Public Health at 735-2317.
With recycling questions, contact Mitzi Rohlfs, Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency coordinator, at 732-9636.
[Text from file received from Mitzi
Rohlfs, coordinator of the
Logan County Joint Solid