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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.
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 pressure, diabetes 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 Education, Greater Portland Health, VNA Home Health Hospice, Planned Parenthood New England, In Her Presence, Opportunity Alliance, YMCA of Southern Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine Equal Justice Partners
Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.
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