PSWS nursing program to host annual Children's Health Fair
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PSWS to host annual Nittany Lion Free Children's Health Fair

Event will be Saturday, Sept. 9, and is free and open to the public

DUNMORE, Pa. — Health care service providers throughout northeast Pennsylvania will be at Penn State Worthington Scranton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 for the campus' annual Children’s Health Fair.

Sponsored in part through a grant from the Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust and Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Nursing Program, the event will provide a variety of free health screenings, free child health and safety demonstrations, and other useful information for both parents and children.

There will be fun-filled educational activities for children and their parents and guardians to enjoy, such as a Fire Safety Smoke House, fire truck/ambulance tours, therapy dogs, a healthy eating table and face painting.

In addition, children attending the program will receive a free gift, as well as giveaways from the various participants that will be at the event.

Activities and booths scheduled to be at the event are: first aid; hand-washing demonstration; scoliosis screening – back safety; injury prevention and exercise; dental hygiene; parenting tips; Fun with Reading; sun and skin safety; community resources; height, weight, and blood pressure screenings; the Children’s Advocacy Center; stroke recognition and prevention; bicycle safety; immunizations; community safety  and healthy feet.

The event is free to the public. For more information, call the Penn State nursing program at 570-963-2644.