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Owens Community College Hosts "Care Fair for Health" Wednesday, September 24
More than 400 high school juniors and seniors will learn about ways to make their lives more enjoyable through healthy living as Owens Community College hosts "Care Fair for Health 2003" on Wednesday, September 24.
The Care Fair is sponsored by the Owens Health Technologies Division's faculty and students and will occur from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the College's Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo.
"Owens Community College is excited to once again host an event dedicated to educating students about our nation's growing health concerns," said Lee Grinonneau, Owens Care Fair for Health Committee Chairman. "Care Fair for Health is a great opportunity for high school students to be exposed to a variety of careers within health care."
Grinonneau added, "Throughout the day, students also will be able to take advantage of the health services and advice being offered by Northwest Ohio' s premiere health care community."
Attendees will have the opportunity to pickup vital information from nearly 50 health displays on many topics, including cancer detection and prevention, CPR, organ and tissue donation and health appraisals. High school students also will explore health care careers in dental hygiene, nursing, radiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy assistant and surgical technology, among others.
Organizations on hand from the health care community will include Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Area Office on Aging, Mobile Meals of Toledo and the Medical College of Ohio/Mercy. In addition, The St. Charles/ Mercy Mobile Health Van will be providing blood sugar screenings and diabetes education information.
The Owens Student Nurse Association will be holding a healthy bake sale and provide free recipes. Owens nursing students also will offer information on the Heimlich maneuver and CPR through a "Choking Charlie" demonstration.
Local high schools attending the event will include Defiance High School, Four County Career Center, Lakota High School, Liberty Center High School, Lima Senior High School, Otsego High School, Penta Career Center, Sentinel Career Center, Woodward High School, Toledo Christian High School and Port Clinton High School.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.