PSWS to host annual Nittany Lion Children's Health Fair

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.