PITTSFIELD — Sebasticook Valley Health will host its second annual Community Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Leighton Street (outside the SVH Rehabilitation office).

Using the theme of Pathways to Better Care, this year’s fair will feature a flu shot clinic (for adults 18 and older), a National Drug Take Back area (to safely dispose unused or expired medications), health information and screenings, fun activities, and Healthcare in 2013 panel discussion featuring SVH Chief Medical Officer Robert Schlager, MD, and SVH President/CEO Victoria Alexander-Lane.

Admission to the fair is free.

The adult flu shot clinic will provide seasonal flu immunizations for $22 per shot or free when you show Medicare card.

Anyone interested in receiving a flu shot is requested to wear a short-sleeved shirt.

The panel discussion, located in the Conference Room at the SVH Administration Office on Leighton Street, will focus on preventive healthcare benefits, anticipated changes in healthcare related to the Affordable Care Act, and ways to make decisions about health care choices.

Other attractions at the fair will include cooking demonstrations, Taste of the Market, physical activities for all ages, bone density reading (hand only) and information about services offered at the hospital and throughout the community.

There will be activities for children, including face-painting and a teddy bear clinic.

For more information, call Laurie Alexander, in the SVH Community Health/Education department at 487-3890, ext. 2731.


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