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Churchill community health fair set for November

Staff Report

Bringing back the health fair is a way members of the Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary can say thank you to the Fallon community for its support throughout the year, said the organization’s president.

After an absence of several years, Fallon’s Live Healthy Community Health Fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way in Fallon. The community fair is sponsored by Banner Churchill Community Hospital and the hospital auxiliary.

“The community residents shop at the thrift store and they shop at the gift shop,” said Marcia Vinson. “We wanted to give back.”

Vinson said the annual event ended a few years ago, and the group was happy to bring it back.

A highlight of the health fair is the free flu shot clinic The hospital auxiliary purchased a large quantity of flu shots and they are making those available to members of the community ages 6 months and older free of charge. Health experts recommend that people receive a flu shot prior to the flu season which typically runs from November through March.

The health fair also features:

EMS personnel to conduct car seat safety checks

CareFlight on site for tours

Balance and mobility screenings

Telehealth demonstrations

Information on the Better Breathers Club

Information from local nonprofit agencies

Health and wellness business information and products

The Lions Club and information on adaptive equipment for people with hearing and vision impairment

Height, weight and body fat analysis

Take-home kits for colorectal cancer screening

Lung and skin cancer screening.

The event is free. For more information, please call (775) 867-7006.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, Nev., opened in 1996 and is a part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 29 hospitals in seven states. It offers acute and primary care, including comprehensive Emergency care with an ambulance service that covers more than 5,900 square miles. For more information, visit http://www.BannerHealth.com/Churchill.