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Community Health Fair

Tuesday, October 15 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Teens, Teen Health, Kids & Families, Seniors

Join Maine Medical Center, The University of New England, and Portland Public Library for our fourth annual Community Health Fair!

This event is free and open to all, including:

  • Free flu shots
  • Free food and giveaways
  • Free vision screenings
  • Blood pressure and diabetes screenings
  • Dental health education
  • Local health and support teams
  • Much more!

Interpreter services will be available.

At 6:00pm, join Good Shepherd Food Bank for Cooking Matters, a one-hour class full of recipes and cooking tips. Complete the class and receive a $10 Hannaford gift card!

Flu vaccines have been generously donated by Northern Light Homecare and Hospice.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Starr, Health Librarian: 207-871-1700 x.728 or