Family Health Expo slated tomorrow

Free screenings, tests at Murray Hill Middle

September 28, 2007

The Southeast Horizon Council and the Howard County Health Department will hold the fifth Family Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Murray Hill Middle School, 9989 Winter Sun Road, North Laurel.

The event is designed to provide residents with access to Howard County's health and human service providers.

Free blood pressure, dental, vision, hearing, HIV and breast health screenings are planned. A limited number of eyeglasses and hearing aids will be available. A Health Department representative will provide nasal flu vaccine to qualified children, ages 5 to 18.

Health information

Information will be available on health programs and local health and human service providers.

The Balloon Man will entertain children; door prizes and giveaways are planned. Free lunches will be provided.

Participating organizations include the Domestic Violence Center, Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, Foreign-born Information and Referral Network (FIRN), Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, the Howard County Library, Howard County Office on Aging, and Legal Aid.

Interpreters will be available.

Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advises foundation

The Southeast Horizon Council advises The Horizon Foundation about community concerns in the North Laurel and Savage areas and makes recommendations about ways to address these problems.

The Horizon Foundation is committed to helping build a healthy community in Howard County.

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