JCHC Health and Wellness Fair Planned for April 23

Jefferson County Health Center is inviting the community to Health At Every Age, the JCHC Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. This event, designed to connect health, wellness, and safety resources with area residents, will have nearly 50 booths, activities, and demonstrations available for children and adults.

“We are excited once again to host the health fair,” said Bryan Hunger, CEO of JCHC. “It is a way we can give back to the community who has been so supportive the past few years. We want to share an in-depth look at JCHC and the medical field through exciting interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and educational resources from us and all of our local healthcare partners.”

Highlights for this year will include a landing by the MedForce helicopter, demonstrations of emergency access equipment by the Fairfield Fire Department, a look at animal lungs under ventilation, and a laparoscopic surgery activity.

The last health fair, originally planned for 2020, was put on hold due to the pandemic. The extra time presented an opportunity for event organizers to come up with new ideas and ways to engage with attendees. The event has also been developed with safety in mind — masks are required for the event and there will be increased distance between vendor booths. Weather permitting, some activities will take place in JCHC’s courtyard and parking lots.

“Our goal for the event is to make it comfortable, educational, and valuable for our attendees and participating organizations,” said Ian Bee, JCHC Marketing & Community Relations Manager. “We want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy their time with the many businesses, non-profits, and health professionals that are participating in the fair.”

Nearly all of JCHC’s care departments will be present for the event, including JCHC Clinics, JCHC Professional Clinic, emergency, imaging, dietary, respiratory therapy, case management, pharmacy, inpatient, and ambulatory care. Area non-profits, dental offices, optometrists, nutrition consultants, civic organizations, first responders, hospice providers, fitness centers, and health agencies will also be represented, with nearly 40 organizations taking part. A full list of vendors confirmed for the event can be found at JeffersonCountyHealthCenter.org.

Each attendee will receive a custom JCHC tote bag and water bottle, with the first 100 attendees receiving a baseball cap.  Door prizes, including a FitBit Charge 5, Rec Center passes, and fitness equipment, are also up for grabs. 

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