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February 17, 2006
St. John's Parish Day School, 9130 Frederick Road in Ellicott City, held a preschool health fair Wednesday at the school. The children participated in hands-on demonstrations and learned from guests about healthy foods, dental hygiene, first aid and bicycle and fire safety. The preschool is celebrating its 40th year.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 7, 2014
"HealthConnectNow!" will be at the Bel Air library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. to enroll uninsured Marylanders in health coverage through Maryland Health Connection. The health fair is one in a series of events being held throughout Maryland sponsored by the state's health insurance marketplace to inform individual and families about their health coverage options under the federal Affordable Care Act and help them obtain health coverage before the March 31 deadline for open enrollment.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2011
Angela Thomas walked from her Gorsuch Avenue home to a health fair at the neighborhood YMCA, determined to find information on available services, take advantage of the free screenings and talk with professional providers. "You have got to get your health right," she said. "Whatever they have got for me here, I am going to take advantage of it. " Before she left the event Saturday at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA on East 33rd Street, Thomas, 52, had filled a free tote bag with pamphlets and healthy snacks.
NEWS
September 27, 2013
National recovery month The Department of Health is joining with community groups and providers in a program to support a healthy lifestyle for people in long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders. The department's recovery support services programs provide peer support, care coordination and recovery centers. Information: 410-222-7164 or follow @AAC_Recovery on Twitter. Health fair Baltimore Washington Medical Center will sponsor a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 in the food court at Arundel Mills, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover.
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December 15, 2011
Students from the Southeast Horizon Council attended the Howard County NAACP Youth Council Community Health Fair Nov. 19, at the Ridgeley Run Community Center, in Jessup. The event targeted the needs of children and teens by providing valuable information on nutrition and exercise. The Horizon Foundation's current initiatives include implementing strategies to improve healthful eating, physical activity and other positive lifestyle changes. Attending the Health Fair to learn more about what is being done locally to improve health and wellness of teens were, from left, Candace Johnson, of Reservoir High School; Betsy Maltez, of Hammond High School; and Marcos Miranda, of Reservoir High School.
NEWS
February 22, 2009
Howard County General Hospital will present its fifth Latino Health Fair from noon to 4 p.m. March 14 at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road. The event is co-sponsored by Priority Partners, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Howard County Health Department and Alianza de la Comunidad. Blood pressure, colorectal cancer and glucose and cholesterol screenings will be available. Cardiac risk information will be distributed. Dental screenings for children, HIV testing and clinical breast exams will be offered.
NEWS
April 24, 2005
The Columbia Association, with Howard County General Hospital, the Howard County Health Department and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, will sponsor a health fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the lakefront area of Town Center. The fair will include free health screenings, information on health issues, demonstrations of exercise activities and equipment, activities for children, entertainment and food. Around Town Yard sale: Town Center Community Association will sponsor its Town Center Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Vantage Point Park on Vantage Point Road.
NEWS
June 24, 2007
As part of "Celebrate Merriweather," a daylong family festival marking Columbia's 40th birthday, Howard County General Hospital will hold a Community Health Fair from noon to 5 p.m. July 15 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. About 70 exhibitors will provide screenings and health and safety information. Local nonprofit organizations will provide information on services available in the community. The fair, which is being held on the final day of Columbia's birthday celebration, will be in Merriweather Post Pavilion's VIP parking area; signs will guide motorists to the VIP parking lot. Admission is free.
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By BONITA FORMWALT | July 26, 1995
A wealth of health care information will be available during the free Health and Wellness Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Trinity Church.In addition to health care information, the fair will offer screening and tips from several health care providers, including the Yalich Clinic, Diet Workshop and United Optical.Representatives from several nonprofit organizations, such as Parents Anonymous, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, the tTC Alzheimer's Association and Partners in Care, also will be on hand.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 13, 2000
CATHY SMITH high-stepped, swung her arms wide and marched to the music. "March it! Swing it! BIG march! All right!" she called out to the 40 or so children in Worthington Elementary School's gymnasium. Smith, who coordinates community projects for the Howard County YMCA, was leading a children's aerobics class at the school's first Health Fair on Thursday evening. The children followed her movements -- more or less. They hopped and jumped until the music stopped. Some joined hands and spun in pairs.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. Aging Successfully in the Community • Sept. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. A fall question and answer forum. Get answers to questions about putting together a successful plan for aging in Howard County. Topics include information on tax credits, shared transportation options, inter-generational concerns, social needs, the village concept and more. Sponsored by the Howard County Citizens Association, the Coordinating Center, and the League of Women Voters of Howard County. Register and additional forum information, http://www.howardcountyhcca.org/aging-in-place.
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April 10, 2012
New Life Christian Center, 9800 Mallard Drive, in South Laurel, will hold a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will offer free screenings for hypertension, glucose and cholesterol; nutrition advice on subjects such as diabetes and heart health; and Zumba, yoga and weight training demonstrations. Refreshments will be served. The Community Health Fair is sponsored by Foreign Affairs Recreation Association, Suburban Hospital John Hopkins Medicine and Adventist Healthcare.
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December 15, 2011
Students from the Southeast Horizon Council attended the Howard County NAACP Youth Council Community Health Fair Nov. 19, at the Ridgeley Run Community Center, in Jessup. The event targeted the needs of children and teens by providing valuable information on nutrition and exercise. The Horizon Foundation's current initiatives include implementing strategies to improve healthful eating, physical activity and other positive lifestyle changes. Attending the Health Fair to learn more about what is being done locally to improve health and wellness of teens were, from left, Candace Johnson, of Reservoir High School; Betsy Maltez, of Hammond High School; and Marcos Miranda, of Reservoir High School.
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May 26, 2011
County Council Chairman Calvin Ball and the Health Department are co-hosting the county's third annual men's health fair June 4. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Howard High School in Ellicott City. "The goal is to increase the awareness of ongoing health topics related to men and provide prevention and detection opportunities as well as resources for living a healthy lifestyle to attendees," according to a news release. The health fair will include free screenings for blood pressure, body mass index, prostate cancer, kidney evaluations, bone density, glaucoma, vision, skin irregularities and more..
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2011
Angela Thomas walked from her Gorsuch Avenue home to a health fair at the neighborhood YMCA, determined to find information on available services, take advantage of the free screenings and talk with professional providers. "You have got to get your health right," she said. "Whatever they have got for me here, I am going to take advantage of it. " Before she left the event Saturday at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA on East 33rd Street, Thomas, 52, had filled a free tote bag with pamphlets and healthy snacks.
HEALTH
March 11, 2010
World Glaucoma Day Discuss glaucoma with doctors, patients and advocates and get a free screening. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital Main Lobby, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd. Free. 410-420-8132 Ship Shape Kid's Health Fair Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. and local businesses will host a morning of activities, including health screenings, exercises, food demonstrations/tastings, nutritional tips and creative movement. Children age 5 and up are welcome. 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Chesapeake Academy, 1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
NEWS
By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 20, 2000
AS AN OUTREACH to the community, Pasadena United Methodist Church is sponsoring its third annual health fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The free event will take place in the fellowship hall of the church at 61 Ritchie Highway. Coordinator Connie Bright said the fair will feature traditional and alternative therapy providers. "Unfortunately, due to the limited supply of flu vaccine at this time, we will not be offering flu shots to the community," she said. North Arundel Hospital will provide blood pressure checks, as well as screenings for cholesterol, colon cancer, glaucoma and pulmonary function.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2008
At the start of the school year, Peg Taibi was asked by Lawrence Rudolph, the new principal of Edgewood Middle, to start a community health fair. The school's counselor for the past 14 years, Taibi was up for the challenge. She called on teachers and community members to help her create a hands-on event, she said. "There are so many health fairs out there that provide a lot of good information," she said. "But information is not enough. You need hands-on activity to help people remember.
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