Health care service providers throughout northeast Pennsylvania will be at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 20 for the campus' annual Children's Health Fair.
Sponsored in part through a grant from the Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust and Penn State Worthington Scranton's Nursing Program, the event will provide a variety of free health screenings, and free child health and safety demonstrations and information.
There will also be fun-filled educational activities for children and their parents and guardians to enjoy, such as a Fire Safety Smoke House, fire truck/ambulance tours, and a healthy eating table.
In addition, children attending the program will receive a free gift, as well as giveaways from the various participants that will be at the event.
Activities and booths scheduled to be at the event are: child ID program; bike safety; hand-washing demonstration; healthy eating; scoliosis screening/back safety; injury prevention and exercise; dental hygiene; fire safety Smoke House; sun and skin safety; community resources; height, weight and blood pressure screenings; and hearing screenings.
The event is free to the public. For more information, call the Penn State nursing program at 570-963-2644.
Pictured above are nursing students, staff and faculty helping to organize this year's Nittany Lion Health Fair. Front row, from left: Joelle Ryan, nursing student; Mike Evans, assistant chief academic officer and nursing instructor; Linda McAndrew, nursing instructor; and Courtney Elmore, Mary Bachak and Monica Diandriola, nursing students. Second row, from left: Chelsea Hafner and Heather Florentino, nursing students; Dr. Milt Evans, nursing instructor; and Harmony Ferrick and Cat Monahan, nursing students. Third row, from left: Jamie Donovan, nursing student; and Theresa Baker, Annette Blasi-Sturbeck, Donna Volpe and Justina Ferguson, nursing instructors.