Friday, January 30, 2015

WAYNESBORO, Pa. – The 32nd annual Waynesboro Hospital Health Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 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, the hospital's lab team will be offering free screenings for blood sugar and cholesterol again this year.

"It's important to know what your numbers are," Dubrow said. "We hope the community joins us at the health fair to get these important free screenings and take advantage of the many other screenings 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 or drink for 12 hours prior to their screening.

The annual health fair will also offer screenings for:

  • Lung volume & air flow
  • Bone density
  • Grip strength
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetic foot
  • Hearing
  • Eyes & vision
  • Diabetic risk

Drug & alcohol awareness and prevention, gun safety, and finger printing will also be offered.

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 32nd year."

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

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

For more information, visit www.SummitHealth.org or call (717) 262-4602.

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.

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