Area residents and more than 1,000 high school students are expected to visit Owens Community College Wednesday, October 10 to learn to make their lives healthier at the "Care Fair for Health 2001".
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 Student Health and Activities 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 cancer prevention and detection, CPR and First Aid and organ and tissue donation. The high school students will be exploring a variety of health care careers, including dental hygiene, nursing, radiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy assistant, optometric/ophthalmic technology, surgical technology and more.
The Promedica Diabetes Care Center at Flower Hospital will offer blood sugar screenings and diabetes education information. Cholesterol and blood sugar screenings will be provided by St. Charles/ Mercy Mobile Health Van.
In addition, the Greater Toledo Chapter of American Red Cross will offer health and safety information on CPR, First Aid training and baby-sitting. Medical College of Ohio will be providing general health information for individuals.
The Care Fair also 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.
The event 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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