Community Health Fair to be March 29

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[March 20, 2014]  The annual Community Health Fair will be on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District SportsCenter, 1400 Primm Road in Lincoln. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Approximately 70 organizations will be attending, and educational displays will be available. There will also be health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, body fat calculations, pH testing, blood typing, oral cancer, balance screenings and hemoglobin. Most screenings are free of charge, except for hemoglobin, cholesterol and blood glucose, which have a small fee.

The environmental health division of the Logan County Department of Public Health will offer free nitrate screenings for well water. Only private well water will be screened. Residents are invited to bring their own samples. Radon test kits will also be available for a fee.

Recyclable items will be collected, including unused, unwanted medications as well as glass, cellphones and printer cartridges. Destruction of hard drives and shredding of confidential papers will be sponsored by State Bank of Lincoln.

This year's activities include a free, 65-foot inflatable obstacle course, cooking demonstrations at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, free chair massages, a children's craft table, and Lapsit story sessions with Lincoln Public Library staff at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Child fingerprinting and car seat checks will also be offered.

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Central Illinois Community Blood Center will have a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon in the bloodmobile at the sports complex. First-time donors are welcome.

Peggy's Place will provide healthy food choices for purchase during the health fair.

The Community Health Fair is sponsored by the Lincoln Park District and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

For more information, see the park district website or contact Mallory Sinner at the Logan County Department of Public Health, 217-735-2317, or Marcia Greenslate at the Lincoln Park District, 217-732-8770.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Park District]

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