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Published 9/29/2003
High School Students Learn About Healthy Living During "Care Fair for Health" at Owens

C.A. Bush (right) of Mobile Meals in Toledo, discusses volunteer opportunities with Four County Career Center students' (left to right) Tera Beeckman of West Unity, Tangi Pettit of Montpelier and Kristy Renz of West Unity during "Care Fair for Health 2003" at Owens. More than 400 high school juniors and seniors learned about ways to make their lives more enjoyable through healthy living as Owens Community College hosted "Care Fair for Health 2003".

The Care Fair was sponsored by the Owens Health Technologies Division’s faculty and students and occurred in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus.

"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 were able to take advantage of the health services and advice being offered by Northwest Ohio’s premiere health care community."

Attendees had 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 explored 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 were 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 provided blood sugar screenings and diabetes education information.

The Owens Student Nurse Association held a healthy bake sale and provided free recipes. Owens nursing students also offered information on the Heimlich maneuver and CPR through a "Choking Charlie" demonstration.

Local high schools attending the event included 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.


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