Sutter Lakeside Hospital to Host Health and Safety Fair
As fires ravage Northern California and once again displace Lake County residents, multiple agencies will gather at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 14th to provide services and resources to fire victims.
Thank the firefighters, first responders and law enforcement who protect our community in the face of danger, and learn about ways that you can keep your family safe in the event of an emergency. Attendees can get free smoke detectors and as well as learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher.
Services also include free health screenings, free flu and tetanus shots, and safety demonstrations this Saturday – October 14, 2017 – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake County Fair Grounds, 401 Martin St., Lakeport.
Sutter Lakeside Hospital and 10 local agencies are hosting the community-wide where more than 90 organizations will offer free services for fire victims and the community at large.
Health screenings include: blood glucose (A1C), cardiac (electrocardiograms), HIV, dental health and oral cancer screenings as well as flu and tetanus vaccine administration, child fluoride treatments, and diabetes education. There will also be resource booths where you can schedule an appointment with primary care providers, dental care providers and other medical specialists.
Educational demonstrations include: technical rescue, ladder operations, auto-extrication, hazardous material handling, advanced medical procedures, interactions with air ambulances, car seat installation and fire extinguisher demonstrations. Experts will also teach CPR chest compression and boating safety.
Pharmacists are here to help.
A “Brown Bag Review” of medicines is a common practice that can benefit participants, especially during an emergency. Bring all of your medicines (prescription and over the counter), supplements, and medical devices (inhalers, etc.) in one brown bag and a pharmacist will review them free of charge. The pharmacist will discuss why you’re taking each medication and label them for easier understanding. They will also sort out which are expired and tell you how to properly dispose of medications. Finally the pharmacist will provide a wallet-sized reference card and help you fill it out — this is particularly useful in case of evacuation. This process can identify medicine errors and misunderstandings that may otherwise be overlooked. Fire victims can also speak with a pharmacist about how to access or refill medications.
Giveaways and raffle prizes.
Last year almost 2,000 people participated in the fair; over 450 flu shots were administered, 450 bike helmets were given away, and over 50 children’s bikes were raffled off — all for free. This year everyone who attends can receive free flu shots, tetanus shots, children’s life jackets, bike helmets, first aid kits, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Children’s bicycles will be raffled off every 15 minutes.
Guests can also fill out a “passport” by getting a stamp from different agencies they visit at the fair. Those who get all 8 stamps on their passport will be entered into a raffle pool — which is drawn from every 30 minutes. The hundreds of prizes that can be won in this free raffle include: crank radios, jackets, t-shirts, water bottles, mugs, restaurant gift certificates, portable phone chargers, blankets, lunch boxes, fidget spinner, and so much more. The grand prize is an Apple iPad for adults and a Kindle Fire for kids.
Visit www.facebook.com/events/814470445422739/ for more information.