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Norwalk Hospital sponsors health fair

A Safety Health Fair is being held at Stamford Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grand Court.  The event is sponsored by the Education Council of the Division of Nursing at Norwalk Hospital, free of charge as a community service.

“Many injuries that we see in our Emergency Department are preventable,” said Allison Katz, RN, Emergency Department, and chairman of the Education Council. “There are often simple measures that can help you stay safe. Wearing helmets when riding bikes or rollerblading is just one example,” she said.

In addition to Bicycle Safety, other topics that will be covered at the Safety Health Fair include:

  • Stranger Danger – to reinforce important back to school awareness information;
  • Car Safety – to promote wearing seatbelts and to refrain from using cell phones when driving and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; will also provide information on car seats;
  • Prevention of Falls and Head Injuries in the Elderly – to teach some simple tips that can help prevent serious injuries;
  • Medication Safety – to help prevent adverse drug events;
  • Stroke Prevention – to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of stroke.

Free blood pressure screenings will also be offered.

Stamford Town Center is located at Exit 8 off I-95, at the intersection of Tresser and Greyrock in the heart of  downtown Stamford. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.

For more information about the Safety Health Fair, call Norwalk Hospital at 203-852-2250.

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