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Community Health Fair

Portland Public Library, in partnership with the University of New England, will be hosting the second annual Community Health Fair on Tuesday, October 3rd from 5-7pm in Rines auditorium in the lower level of the Portland Public Library. The Health Fair is free and open to the public and will provide education on common chronic illnesses such as: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, balance disorders, depression, and more. Free blood pressure screenings and flu shots will be available throughout the night.

Students from University of England will be here to discuss the many career opportunities available to students in the health field. Students from the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, and Pharmacy programs will discuss their experiences, what a “day in the life” is like for various occupations, and answer general questions about the health field. Pizza has been generously donated from Otto Portland! This program is free and open to teens age 12-19.

Cooking Matters at the Store Tour workshop: from 6-7pm
Learn tips for healthy shopping on a budget. Save $$$. Receive a FREE $10 Hannaford gift card and recipe booklet following interactive workshop. Must be 18+, attend the full 1-hour, and complete brief survey.

Blood pressurediabetes screenings, and flu shots are free. Flu shots are covered by insurance and VNA will pay for the shots for anyone without insurance. No identification is required unless they have insurance, in which case they’d need to bring their card. UNE’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program will focus on self-care.  Health includes the physical, mental, and social well being of the individual. Information and activities to support healthy and happy self-care will be provided, specific focus on good nutrition, exercise, stress management, and staying healthy in the winter.

Participating University of New England Students:Student and faculty volunteers from the University of New England’s Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Dental Medicine and College of Pharmacy

Local Partners: New Mainers Resource Center, Portland Adult EducationGreater Portland HealthVNA Home Health Hospice, Planned Parenthood New England, In Her Presence, Opportunity Alliance, YMCA of Southern Maine, Good Shepherd Food BankMaine Equal Justice Partners

Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.

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