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PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH - Area residents and high school students are invited to learn about ways to promote healthful living as Owens Community College hosts Care Fair for Health 2008 Oct. 15.

The care fair, sponsored by the Owens School of Health Sciences’ faculty and students, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center.

“Owens Community College is excited to once again host an event dedicated to educating area residents and students about our nation’s growing health concerns,” said Jennifer Irelan, Owens director of recruitment and Care Fair for Health Committee co-chair. “Throughout the day, individuals can take advantage of the various health services and advice being offered by Northwest Ohio’s premiere health care community.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain practical health information from more than 60 displays highlighting a diverse array of topics, including CPR, cancer information and care, fire safety, nutrition, genetic information, mental health, substance abuse, HIV awareness, sports care and stress management.

Additionally, a variety of free health screenings and tests will be available including blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Meijer Pharmacy of Rossford will be on hand to provide free bone density tests and scans. Flu shots and blood sugar screenings will also be available from ProMedica Health Systems. Receipts will be distributed for use as documentation for insurance reimbursement.

Among the organizations scheduled to attend are the Healing Arts Institute, Healthy Toledo, ProMedica Cancer Institute, Mobile Meals of Toledo, Life Connection of Ohio, St. Vincent Mercy Burn Care Center, the University of Toledo Medical Center and the Northwest Ohio Regional Genetics Center, among others.

Students in Owens’ Massage Therapy program and the Student Nurses Association will be providing free massages and holding a bake sale, respectively, and those attending can also view a medical helicopter in the Student Health and Activities Center.

The college’s safety and security officers will also offer information on the Heimlich maneuver and CPR through a “Choking Charlie” demonstration.

Those interested in pursuing a career in the health care field can obtain information about the various academic programs offered through the college’s School of Health Sciences.

Students from a number of local schools, including Clay High School and Penta Career Center will attend the care fair.

All activities are free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 567-661-7421 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext.



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