Numerous Screenings Available at Community Health Fair

Health FairIU Health Starke Hospital and Community Services of Starke County are hosting a free health fair this afternoon at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. Hospital President Craig Felty encourages people to stop by and see what services are available locally.
“We will have several educational opportunities for people to come in. We’ll also be doing several different types of screenings, which is very important. It helps us to increase the wellness of patients and maybe prevent something or catch something before it gets out of hand. This is a great opportunity to come out, see what is offered at your local hospital, get some free screenings and get some good information about how to stay healthy,” Felty said.
A number of free screenings will also be offered, including clinical breast exams. Take-home colorectal cancer screening kits will also be available. Blood sugar, oral cancer and osteoporosis checks will also be available.
IU Health Starke Hospital is also a licensed child seat inspection service. Felty says they will be set up to check the car seats to make sure they are appropriately sized and installed. A children’s area will also be set up this year so youngsters can color while their parents or other caretakers visit the various booths. IU Health, Community Services of Starke County and other health-oriented organizations will be represented.