‘Spring into a Healthy Summer’ with St. Luke’s

Published 8:34 am Monday, May 27, 2013

Mark your calendar for Spring into a Healthy Summer – a day full of events to get you and your family moving towards fun.
Make plans to attend the free community health fair. Find out what services are available in our community, gather great information, and take advantage of free health screenings. There will be a bounce house for the kids, tours of an ambulance, the smokehouse from the fire department, bookmobile tours, a dental puppet show, free healthy snacks, information and more.
The free health and information fair will be Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. – noon at Stearns Park in Columbus.
The agencies presenting are St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Polk County Department of Social Services, Polk Wellness Center, Autumn Care of Saluda, Rutherford/ Polk/ McDowell Health Department, Polk County EMS, Polk County Public Library, Sunny View Fire Department, Collins Dental Center, The Blood Connection, Columbus Baptist Church, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and many more.
Agencies and services are invited to exhibit for no charge other than offering a healthy activity for kids by calling 828-894-2408.
This free health and information fair will help attendees to gain valuable information and have a better understanding of what healthcare and other services are available in our community.
Other activities planned for “Spring into a Healthy Summer” include:
Eat healthy – Browse the Farmers’ Market for fresh local food which will be open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Enjoy a walk about Columbus – Enjoy a walk around town and get maps of these local trails:
– Tom Raymond Trail Behind St. Luke’s Hospital
– Polk County Recreation Complex Trail
– Polk Central Elementary School Nature Trail
– Donald Ross Trail at Lake Lure
– Norman Wilder Forest Trail
– Vaughn Creek Greenway
Learn about health – 9 a.m. – noon, St. Luke’s Hospital is hosting a community health and information fair (at Stearns Park in Columbus). Free health screenings and fun activities for kids are planned and include: a bounce house, tour an ambulance, enter the fire department smokehouse and more.
Go For A Swim – 4 – 6 p.m., Polk County Recreation Department will host an open house with free swimming and refreshments while they last at Gibson Park pool.
For more information call 828-894-2408.
– article submitted
by Jennifer Wilson

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