PSWS to host annual Nittany Lion Free Children's Health Fair

Event will be Saturday, Sept. 9, and is free and open to the public
PSWS nursing program to host annual Children's Health Fair

Shown in the photo are PSWS nursing students, faculty and staff involved in planning the event: First row, from left: Angela Reeves, Myranda Polcha, Sara Moss, Laura Buzzinski, and Nursing Instructor Justina Ferguson. Second row, from left: Nursing Instructor Mary Beth Mecca, Assistant Chief Academic Officer and Nursing Instructor Michael Evans; Administrative Assistant Mary Runco, Nursing Instructors Jill Lennon, Theresa Baker, and Annette Blasi-Strubeck; and Kiernan Riley.

Credit: Penn State

DUNMORE, Pa. — Health care service providers throughout northeast Pennsylvania will be at Penn State Worthington Scranton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 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, free child health and safety demonstrations, and other useful information for both parents and children.

There will 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, therapy dogs, a healthy eating table and face painting.

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: first aid; hand-washing demonstration; scoliosis screening – back safety; injury prevention and exercise; dental hygiene; parenting tips; Fun with Reading; sun and skin safety; community resources; height, weight, and blood pressure screenings; the Children’s Advocacy Center; stroke recognition and prevention; bicycle safety; immunizations; community safety  and healthy feet.

The event is free to the public. For more information, call the Penn State nursing program at 570-963-2644.