May 18: La Red Health Center to hold a free health fair


La Red Health Center (LRHC) will hold a free health fair on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9AM to 1PM at its Seaford facility located at 1340 Middleford Road, Suite 401, Seaford, Delaware. As part of the Health Fair, a Health Walk aimed at raising awareness of infant mortality will begin at 10AM at Soroptimist Park which is adjacent to health center.

LRHC staff will provide health screenings and representatives from various health organizations will be onsite to participate in this free community health fair which is open to the entire family.

The health fair will feature a variety of free health screenings for vision, cholesterol, diabetes, body mass index, blood pressure, bone density, depression, HIV, STD’s and offer referrals for prostate screenings to male participants.

Informational tables will feature prevention materials on asthma, childhood lead poisoning, nutrition, mental health, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. While at the event, children will be able to enjoy a variety of activities, including a fun moon bounce, exercise activities and face painting.

The health fair is designed to create awareness of the affordable, high quality, cost-effective health care LRHC provides to the medically vulnerable and underserved residents of Sussex County, Delaware. In addition, attendees of the health fair will be encouraged to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life, including exercising, eating a nutritious diet, getting regular medical checkups and preventive screenings, avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and paying attention to mental health.

Where: 1340 Middleford Road, Suite 401 Seaford, Delaware 19973
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9AM to 1PM
Who: Presented by La Red Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving all of the residents of Sussex County, Delaware

“Funding for LRHC’s health fair and health walk is being made possible in part by the HHS, Office on Women’s Health. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators at HHS-sponsored conferences, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.”