Area residents and nearly 1,000 high school students will visit Owens Community College Wednesday, October 11
to learn to make their lives healthier at the "Care Fair for Health 2000".
The Care Fair, which is sponsored by Owens Health Technologies students and faculty, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center on the Toledo-area Campus, Oregon Road. The event is free and open to the public.
Visitors to the Care Fair can pick up vital information from nearly 60 health displays on women's and men's health issues, mental health and children's health and safety. Individual health-related questions can be answered at the Ask-a-Student Nurse booth.
The high school students will be exploring a variety of health care careers, including dental hygiene, nursing, radiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy assistant, surgical technology and more.
The Flower Hospital Diabetes Care Center will offer blood sugar screenings for $5, as well as diabetes education information. Cholesterol and blood sugar screenings will be provided by St. Charles Mobile Health Van for $5.
Blood pressure and health risk appraisal screening also will be available. The Care Fair will include a healthy bake sale and free recipes sponsored by the Owens Student Nurse Association. The Heimlich maneuver will be explained through the "Choking Charlie" demonstration.
Senior citizens also will find many helpful displays sponsored by the Area Office on Aging, the American Cancer Society and the Ability Center of Greater Toledo.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in the Student Health & Activities Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Care Fair is named for the unique "caring curriculum" used by the Owens Registered Nursing program, which focuses on the "Five Cs of Caring": conscience, commitment, competence, compassion and confidence.
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