The 26th Annual Community Health Fair will be held Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH). Sponsored by the Auxiliary – Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, the health fair will feature exhibits, demonstrations, health information, and free clinical testing.
“We are very proud to once again offer this free fair to the Eagle River Community,” said Marsha Newkirk, Health Fair Chairperson. “Along with hospital departments taking part in the event, we are also hosting a wide range of exhibits and information from local organizations such as the Vilas County Commission on Aging, the YMCA of the Northwoods, the Vilas Veterans Service Officer and more. The Community Blood Center will also be holding a blood drive during the fair.”
Free clinical testing will include body mass index, oximetry and blood pressure, visual acuity and glaucoma screening and hearing tests. The MERMH Laboratory will be offering non-fasting cholesterol screenings and blood glucose with results at the time of collection. Other programs include Ministry Diabetes Services, Ministry Audiology Services, Friendly Village Taylor Park Rehabilitation, Respecting Choices and Advance Health Care Planning, Trig’s Pharmacy, Ministry Rehabilitation, MERMH Surgery Department, Eye Care Associates, TOP’s, Vilas County Tobacco Free Coalition, Ministry Behavioral Health, RTI Donor Services, Marshfield Clinic/Ministry Health Care Heart Team and many other informational and testing providers.
“Please join us for our fair,” said Newkirk. “Being informed about your health care and the services offered locally is the most important step you can take for living a healthy and active life.”
The MERMH Auxiliary Gift Shop will be open during the fair. Please stop in and see their fine line of gift items and their new jewelry section.
Refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for door prizes. Hospital officials are asking that attendees use the Kalmar Clinic entrance located on the southwest side of the building. Signs will be clearly posted.
For more information please call the Community Services Office 715-479-0230.