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PSWS Nursing Department Plans Second Annual Children's Health Fair

Health fair organizers
4/13/2011 —

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.



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