AHN Saint Vincent, part of the Allegheny Health Network, the YMCA and Erie’s American Heart Association, are partnering to present free CommUnity health and wellness fairs in five locations in Erie County in February.
The fairs will include:
• Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Glenwood YMCA, 3727 Cherry St.
• Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Downtown YMCA, 31 W. 10th St.
• Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eastside YMCA, 2101 Nagle Rd.
• Feb. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strong Vincent Middle School, 1330 W. 8th St.
• Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Corry YMCA, 906 N. Center St. in Corry, Pa.
“These events, which are presented jointly by the leaders in health and wellness in our community, demonstrate our level of commitment to improving the lives and health of those who work, live and play here,” said Saint Vincent Community Affairs Manager, Nina Ferraro.
“We hope the community will come out and take advantage of this opportunity for healthier living.”
The event will include doctors and nurses in the areas of geriatrics, mental health and primary care medicine, who can answer individual questions from the public.
In addition, there will be several health screenings, including a lung screening.
Hands-only CPR training will be provided, and there will be representatives present from several community health organizations, including The Erie County Health Department, the Alzheimer’s Association, Emergycare, Highmark Caring Place and representatives from Highmark, who can answer questions regarding health insurance.
The YMCA will provide information about its Diabetes Prevention Program, which has funding from Allegheny Health Network available for lower income people.
Dr. Jestin Carlson, Saint Vincent emergency physician will do a presentation on PulsePoint, a potentially lifesaving app that summons help when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.
Participants can also enjoy refreshments and giveaways.
All events are free of charge and open to the public.