PSWS Nursing Department Plans Second Annual Children's Health Fair

Health care service providers throughout northeast Pennsylvania will be at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Saturday, April 30 for the second 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 and therapy dogs.


In addition, children attending the program will receive a free PSWS backpack and a first aid kit, as well as giveaways from the various participants that will be at the event.


Activities and booths currently scheduled to be at the event are: child ID program; bike safety, pet safety/therapy dogs; hand-washing demonstration; healthy eating; scoliosis screening/back safety; injury prevention and exercise; dental hygiene; fire safety Smoke House; ambulance tour; 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 963-2644.


Pictured above right, are organizers of this year's free Children's Health Fair at Penn State Worthington Scranton.  In front, from left:  Karen Howard, RN and registered dietician and a 2010 PSWS nursing graduate; Gina Gray, kinesiology instructor; Verna Saleski, MS, CRNP, senior instructor/campus coordinator, nursing; Tierney Lyons, assistant librarian; and Theresa Tulaney, RN, BS, CNS student.  In back, from left:  Mike Evans, MSN, RN, CSN, CMSRN, nursing instructor and co-advisor of the Student Nurse Association; Daniel Harmuth, nursing student and vice president of the Student Nurse Association; Dr. Joe Fennewald, librarian; Dr. Matt Mutchler, assistant professor, human development and family studies; and Dr. Milton Evans, nursing instructor.