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Waynesboro Health Fair to be held March 8

02/19/2014

WAYNESBORO, Pa.– The 31th annual Waynesboro Hospital Health Fair will take place Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The health fair, presented by Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, is free and open to the public.

The health fair is offering free health screenings and health information to people of all ages.

According to Waynesboro Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, Melissa Dubrow, blood screenings will be available again this year at the health fair.

“Our lab team offers a free screening for blood sugar and cholesterol,” Dubrow said. “Knowing those numbers is extremely important to your health. We hope the community comes out to get that important free screening and takes advantage of the many others being offered by Waynesboro Hospital and other community agencies.”

Dubrow noted that adults over the age of 18 who plan on having their blood tested should not eat for 12 hours prior to their screening.

Along with the blood screening, the annual health fair will also offer:

  • Bone density screening
  • Simple lung function screening to measure lung volume
  • Diabetic foot screening
  • Balance screening
  • Blood Pressure screening
  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Body Mass Index
  • Adult and child eye screenings

The health fair will again feature not only Waynesboro Hospital departments, but also Summit Health physician practices and other community agencies.

“Each year, we are so happy to work with our community agencies to be able to bring you this health fair,” Dubrow said. “The support from our partner agencies and from our community is wonderful, and we’re so glad to be able to offer this health fair for the 31st year.”

Hospital officials said that the fair will again be offering information and activities geared toward children.

“Reaching our youngest neighbors is important to us,” Dubrow noted. “We want to make sure they understand that developing good health habits starts at their age.”

New this year, Waynesboro Communities that Care will be offering child identification packages for parents and their children. The package will include your child’s fingerprints and photograph.

Returning this year to the health fair is the State Farm driving simulator. Many took part last year and learned the dangers of drinking and driving.

“This was a popular attraction last year,” said Dubrow. “We’re so glad the Waynesboro Advance Life Support – Medic 2 organization is bringing it back this year.  The message it delivers through a virtual reality situation is a powerful one. This is an activity you don’t want to miss.”

For more information, visit www.SummitHealth.org or call (717) 709-4782.

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