Safe and Healthy Kids Fair on April 29

The annual Safe and Healthy Kids Fair is set for Saturday, April 29 from 10am-2pm at the Homer High School. This is a free, fun event for children from tots to teens to focus on safety, health and wellness. The fair offers more than 30 booths and stations with hands on activities and demonstrations. Loads of door prizes are given away throughout the free fair, including the grand prize giveaways at 1:30pm of a tricycle and bicycles.

A bike rodeo will take place in the school parking lot from 10am-noon. Kids can bring their bikes for a free inspection to get ready for safe, summer fun. Helmets are required, and are available for purchase on site. Free test rides on the drunk-driving simulator ATV cart are offered throughout the day in the parking lot.

Included in the fair is a Teen Room where teens can hang out and enjoy special presentations throughout the day. All teens who visit get entered into a drawing for a mountain bike and tablet.

Stations include safety information, a hand wash station, a teddy bear clinic, hearing tests, face painting, water safety, giveaways and more. Numerous summer programs offer sign up at the fair. Food will be available for purchase, and proceeds benefit the safe and healthy kids coalition, a local group of concerned agencies working towards safe and healthy youth and injury prevention.

For more information, contact Red Asselin at Sprout Family Services at 235-6044.

Free Sports Physicals – ONE DAY ONLY!

Homer Medical Center will host a sports physical clinic for high school students needing a physical for participation in school sanctioned activities.  The clinic will be from9am-2pm on Saturday July 16, 2016 at Homer Medical Center on Bartlett Street.  Exams on this one-day event are being offered free of charge by volunteer healthcare providers from Homer Medical Center.

Students with last names starting with A through H come from 9:00am to 10:30amStudents with last names starting with I through S come from 10:30am to 12:00noonStudents with last names starting with T through Z come from 12:00noon to 2:00pm

Parents are asked to complete page one of the two-page exam form prior to presenting at the clinic.  All students must bring or wear loose fitting shorts for the screening.

If students are not able to attend the sports physical day they can make an appointment for a wellness exam and a sports physical form will be filled out as part of the wellness exam which should be at no cost to a patient with insurance.  Those without insurance and who do not make the sports physical day can have a sports physical appointment on a regular clinic day at a cost of $40.00.

Please contact Rhonda Bradshaw, Homer Medical Center, at 435-3018 for additional information.

Living Life to Its Fullest: with arthritis or a repetitive motion injury

Sarah Bollwitt, OTR/L and Jacquelyn Forster, OTR/L  will present and discuss on causes, risk factors, treatment and management of arthritis and repetitive motion injuries.