Dublin Villager

Health fair planned Saturday in rec center

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Dublin will try to keep its residents healthy with screenings, cooking demonstrations and other activities at the Healthy Dublin Community Health Fair.

The event is slated for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 in the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. It is a Healthy Dublin effort.

"We're trying to encourage a fun day of health and wellness, education and free screenings," said Dublin Wellness Coordinator Mollie Steiner.

"We're trying to provide education to the community and let people know all these businesses are local and encourage them to take advantage of some of these local services as well."

The event will have 40 vendors set up and ready to give out information and screenings to help with health and wellness such as acupuncture, dental hygiene, massages and healthy eating.

Biometric screenings that provide blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels and other information will be provided free of charge to up to 400 people.

"A lot of vendors there are providing information on services, but there will be many hands on screenings as well like asthma, reflexology, glucose screening and chair massages," Steiner said.

One booth will also offer a gait analysis to help find the best shoe, Steiner said.

Activities for children such as face painting and balloon caricatures will also be on hand.

About 700 attended the 2012 health fair and Steiner said the goal is to get 700 or more Dublin residents in for the day of health.

"Our goal is to appeal to as many people as we can," she said. "There will be 40 vendors and everything is free to everyone who comes."

For more information on the event, look online healthydublin.org.