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Los Alamos Health Fair 2017 Saturday!

on September 22, 2017 - 2:01pm

Crowd checks out the booths at the 2016 Health Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

HEART COUNCIL News:

The Los Alamos Heart Council 2017 Health Fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23  at the Los Alamos High School Gymnasium.

As in past years, there will be free flu shots available (for those 18 years and older) and discounted blood tests.  Many of the dozens of booths at the Health Fair will have free screenings ranging from blood pressure, blood sugar levels and asthma to glaucoma.

For adults and kids alike, there will be an abundance of information about physician services, fitness, nutrition, health insurance, medications, allergies, chiropractic services, acupuncture, diabetes, natural medicine, emergency preparedness, and information on many other health and wellness topics and the organizations and businesses that serve all ages in our community promoting health, fitness, nutrition, safety and medical services.  And of course, there will be giveaways for kids and adults throughout the Fair.

The Heart Council is partners with The Los Alamos Medical Center to put on the Fair. LAMC has always been indispensable to the Fair and we are proud be partners with the Medical Center. The Fair has been a community staple for more than three decades in Los Alamos.

New this year is a sponsorship relationship with the Los Alamos Community Foundation. The Community Foundation is a new and exciting non-profit organization committed to providing funding for needed local projects and providing technical assistance and support to our local non-profit organizations. The Heart Council is honored to be the first recipient of funding from this worthy new addition to the Los Alamos community.

The purpose of the Fair is to get our many local health and wellness providers (whether non-profit, County and State provider organizations; LANL or the LA Medical Center) together with the community to improve the quality of health and wellness here in Los Alamos.

There will be lots of activities for kids at this year’s Fair. Out front Friends of the Shelter will have some wonderful adoptable dogs to meet and the LAFD will have a kid’s fire training academy for kids to try their hand at the kind of skills real firefighters need to master.

Many of the Booths throughout the Fair have activities and giveaways to entertain, educated and please kids. Bring the whole family to enjoy the Fair.

Outside the gym will be the Classic Air Medical Helicopter, as well, Fire Department emergency equipment. Upstairs is one of the kids’ favorite parts of the Health Fair –The New Mexico Bank & Trust bike helmet giveaway!

There will be 150 helmets given out on a first come, first serve basis to children accompanied by an adult. Helmets are free courtesy of New Mexico Bank & Trust and proper fittings will be provided by the Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club.  

For more information, visit the Los Alamos Heart Council website at www.losalamosheartcouncil.org.


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